Ennis-Hill ‘feels good’ after comeback

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill’s outing was her first competitive action for nine months

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill made her first competitive outing of the athletics season at the Loughborough International on Sunday.

The Sheffield athlete threw moderately in the javelin – 41.69m compared with a personal best of 48.33m – but appeared to be free of an Achilles injury that ruled her out of the indoor season.

There are 12 weeks to go before Ennis-Hill defends her Olympic title in Rio.

“My Achilles actually feels really good,” she said.

“The work I’ve done with the medical team – and the rehab and just making sure we get it right – has really worked.”

Ennis-Hill’s hampered preparations have forced her to pull out of the high-profile heptathlon at the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis next weekend. She has already qualified for Rio 2016.

Also at Loughborough, CJ Ujah beat Great Britain team-mate James Dasaolu to win the 100 metres A race in 10.06 seconds, inside the Olympic qualifying time.

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