Jessica Ennis-Hill claims a second world championship gold in Beijing

Less than a year after becoming a mother, Ennis-Hill is again World Champion.

Ennis-Hill has won her third world championship medal.
Ennis-Hill has won her third world championship medal.
Image: Lee Jin-man

JESSICA ENNIS-HILL has claimed her second Heptathlon World Championship title in Beijing this afternoon, less than a year after returning to training following the birth of her first child.

Up until a matter of weeks ago, Ennis-Hill’s participation in the event was still in doubt after she finished fourth in the Gotzis Heptathlon.

The 2012 Olympic was carrying a six second lead into the final event, overtaking Canadian Brianne Theisen-Eaton in the home stretch to guarentee her win.

The 29-year-old finished with a total points tally of 6669, with Theisen-Eaton claiming silver and Latvian Laura Ikauniece-Admidina taking bronze.

She had put herself into a commanding position after the long jump and javelin, jumping for a season’s best of 6.43m, throwing 42.51m.

Her cause was helped when fellow Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s recorded no official score in the long-jump, effectively ruling herself out of medal contention.

She now adds to the World Championship gold she won in Berlin in 2009 and the silver claimed two years later, as well as her 2012 Olympic triumph.

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