Eniss-Hill to miss Oslo Diamond League


Jane Cowmeadow

Jessica Ennis Hill to delay season opener.

Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic Heptathlon Champion, has been advised by her medical team not to race this week in the Diamond League competition in Oslo.  Her foot is responding well to treatment, but rather than compete too soon and aggravate it she has been advised to rest it for a few more days.

“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. 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!”  Said Ennis-Hill.