Athletics: Ennis-Hill out of World Championships

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill reacts after the women's 100 metres hurdles during day two of the IAAF London Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 27, 2013. See PA Story ATHLETICS London. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire
Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill reacts after the women's 100 metres hurdles during day two of the IAAF London Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 27, 2013. See PA Story ATHLETICS London. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire
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Jessica Ennis-Hill has had to admit defeat in her quest to be fit for the World Championships in Moscow this month.

A persistent Achilles injury hasn’t cleared up in time for her to add another world title to the one she won in Berlin four years ago.

The 27-year-old from Dore admitted it had been a tough decision to make.

She said: “Up until now we have been focusing on managing the pain so I can train and get myself in shape to go out there to win in Moscow – which has meant not focusing on finding a cure for the injury.

“The time has now come to stop chasing fitness and look to cure the problem.

“To say I am gutted is an understatement – no athlete likes to miss the opportunity to compete at a major Championships – they don’t come round that often.”

Ennis-Hill tested her injury at the Anniversary Games in London last weekend where she finished fourth in the 100 metres hurdles with a time of 13.08 seconds and eighth in the long jump with a best distance of 6.16 metres.

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