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Ennis-Hill positive about 2014 indoor campaign

ESPN staff
September 13, 2013
Jessica Ennis-Hill helped launch the World Triathlon Grand Final in Hyde Park © Getty Images

Jessica Ennis-Hill is keen to put the disappointment of missing the World Championships behind her as she targets a return from a troublesome Achilles problem.

The Olympic heptathlon champion wants to return to competitive action in next season's indoor season as part of her preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where she will be after her first Commonwealth gold medal.

Ennis-Hill has suffered a wretched 2013 season due to injury; in July, the 27-year-old made her first competitive appearance since winning the Olympic gold when turning out at Loughborough, but then went on to miss the British Championships.

On her return to London's Olympic Stadium for the Anniversary Games, Ennis-Hill struggled to regain any sign of her previous best before confirming her withdrawal from the World Championships in August.

Despite missing the entire indoor season in 2013, Ennis-Hill hopes to feature more prominently next year but admits it was a struggle to watch events unfold in Moscow.

"I hope to do an indoor season and then do a heptathlon and individual events," Ennis-Hill told BBC Sport. "The ankle is on the mend."

"I wasn't ready for the Worlds [Championships]. I'm now undergoing a rehab programme. It's healing and getting back to full strength.

"It was difficult to sit at home to watch the championships without me. It was a great event, but one with a low score. It would have been great to be there and win the title.

"I'm working on getting my Achilles right, so I can be right for Commonwealth Games."

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