Athletics: Jess ready for final hurdle after injury

Olympic champions Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill share a joke during a London press conference. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Olympic champions Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill share a joke during a London press conference. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Jessica Ennis-Hill will run her first 100 metre hurdles today at the Olympic Stadium since starting her journey to gold last summer.

The 27-year-old from Sheffield has confirmed she will take part in the hurdles and long jump in London at the Anniversary Games - a weekend long celebration of athletics to celebrate the 2012 Olympics.

Ennis-Hill said the outcome of her performances will make her mind up for whether she’ll compete at the World Championship in Moscow next month.

The heptathlete has been battling an ankle injury but says she’s on the mend: “I definitely feel in a better position than I did last week and the week before, but I have just started doing my explosive work this week.

“This week I have done two hurdles sessions and I hadn’t hurdled for five or six weeks and I haven’t been able to sprint.

“I will have a really good indication from this weekend about how I do in the hurdles and then how the long jump is going and then I can make a decision (about Moscow).”

Mukhtar Mohammed (Sheffield RC) finished tenth in the men’s 800 metres yesterday in a new personal best time of 1:45.67, with Nick Symmonds winning it.

Rocket man Usain Bolt recovered from an awful start to light up the Olympic Stadium once again last night as he won the 100m in 9.85 seconds.