Olympic champion Ennis-Hill now ready for tilt at claiming world glory in China

SHEFFIELD’S Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete in her first major championship since London 2012 after deciding to go to the World Championships in Beijing.

The Olympic heptathlon champion, who was named by British Athletics in a 62-strong team for China, passed the acid test of her fitness with flying colours at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games last weekend, recording her best performances since the Olympics in the 100m hurdles, long jump and 200m.

The 29-year-old’s decision to take her place is proof she believes she can be a serious contender for a medal in China next month.

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Ennis-Hill is joined in the heptathlon by Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who has also been selected in the long jump. Another heptathlete, Morgan Lake, 18, will compete in the high jump.

Mo Farah will defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles while Adam Gemili, who has not raced since suffering a hamstring injury in early June, has been named in the 4x100m team.

Dina Asher-Smith, who became the first British woman to run the 100m in under 11 seconds when she clocked 10.99secs on Saturday, will race over 200m.

Middlesbrough’s Richard Kilty has been handed the third and final spot in the men’s 100m alongside Chijindu Ujah and James Dasaolu. Rotherham’s Louise Bloor, 29 – a training partner of Ennis-Hill – has been named in the women’s 4x100m relay team