• Diamond League

Ennis-Hill to miss Oslo meet

ESPN staff
June 10, 2013
Jessica Ennis wants to be in the best shape for the World Championships in August © Getty Images

Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss Thursday's Diamond League meeting as she continues her recovery from injury, stating that she wants to be in the best shape possible for the World Championships in August.

The Olympic heptathlon gold medallist did not feature at an event in Edinburgh on Saturday after suffering from a stiff Achilles, and the 27-year-old has now confirmed she will miss the trip to Oslo.

"I am so frustrated as I want to get out there and start my season, but am being advised to look longer term and focus on a plan that enables me to be in the best shape for the World Championships in Moscow in August," Ennis-Hill said.

"Things are getting better and the stiffness is improving - but not quite as quickly as I would have liked.

"My next planned event is the Combined Events Challenge in Estonia at the end of the month, but I know that my coach, Toni Minichiello, will be looking at the race calendar for the next few months and making a few new plans."

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