Ennis-Hill leads way in Beijing

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BEIJING Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill held an 80-point lead over British team mate Katarina Johnson-Thompson after the first day of the heptathlon at the world championships on Saturday. Ennis-Hill, who took a break from the sport in 2014 as she gave birth to son Reggie, is seeking to regain the world title she won in 2011. Brianne Theisen Eaton is top of the rankings after beating Ennis-Hill earlier this year but the Briton eclipsed the Canadian in all four events, the 100 meters hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 meters. Fastest in the 200 was Johnson-Thompson, in 23.08 seconds, as she chalked up a total of 3,925 points to climb from ninth to second position.

 

 

  • The heptathlon concludes on Sunday with the long jump, javelin and 800 meters.
  • The day’s second event proved pivotal as Johnson-Thompson, a stellar high jumper, nearly went out without registering a score at her opening height.
  • The pair finished an impressive day in emphatic fashion with season’s bests in the 200m, the fourth event of the competition.

 

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