Jessica Ennis-Hill will only travel to Moscow for the world championships if she believes she is fit enough to challenge for heptathlon gold, Sheffield’s Golden Girl has revealed.
Jessica’s comeback - earlier this week, from a troublesome Achilles tendon injury - was a success, as she threw 48.33m – a javelin personal best – and won the long jump at the Loughborough European Athletics Permit meeting.
But afterwards, she revealed that she was still in pain, and insisted:“I want to be competitive, I don’t want to go to just enjoy it.
“I want to contend for the gold medal. The standard is not really amazing at the moment but Tatyana Chernova’s coming into form.
“I want to be ready.”
The injury has left Jessica unable to do any “flat-out speed work” in training, coach Toni Minichiello added.