Ennis banishes bad Gotzis memories

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis during a training session prior to the Hypo-Meeting which begins tomorrow at the M�sle stadium, Gotzis, Austria. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 25, 2012. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis during a training session prior to the Hypo-Meeting which begins tomorrow at the M�sle stadium, Gotzis, Austria. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 25, 2012. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire

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JESSICA Ennis says she has no fears about returning to the track this weekend where her Olympic hopes were dashed four years ago.

Ennis, aged 26, suffered a stress fractures to her right foot and ankle while competing at the Hypo-meeting in Gotzis, Austria, in 2008.

But until last week she hadn’t even thought about the injury, preferring to concentrate on winning at the venue over the last two years. She said: “If this was the next time I’d competed here after 2008 I probably would be very anxious, but I’ve had two good years here and had some good performances and some good new memories.

“I definitely was nervous when I first came back. As an athlete I think you are superstitious.

“This is where it happened and I did this. You just want to avoid that ever happening again. Although I had to put it out of my mind, there was still something inside saying ‘This is where it can all fall apart.’”

Ennis will take on world indoor gold medallist Nataliya Dobrynska and outdoor champion Tatyana Chernova.

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