2012 Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill teamed up with double Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead and the iconic BBC children’s television show Blue Peter today to launch the official mascot design competition for this summer’s and IAAF World Championships London 2017 and World Para Athletics Championships.
Defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill ended the first day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games heptathlon – part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge – in first place, but the Briton has been under pressure.
The anticipated clash between the world’s top three heptathletes didn’t quite materialise at last year’s World Championships, but Rio offers another opportunity for Jessica Ennis-Hill, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Katarina Johnson-Thompson to battle it out for medals.
The British Olympic Association has today announced the 80 track and field athletes who will represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at next month’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Organisers of the Müller Anniversary Games have announced that world and Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete in two events at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on 22-23 July.
Jessica Ennis-Hill and Kai Kazmirek are the overnight leaders after the first day of action at the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, on Saturday (25).
With Olympic selection deadlines fast approaching, the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, on 25-26 June is set to be the last chance for some of the biggest names in combined events to book their tickets to the Rio Olympic Games.
Between them they have won the heptathlon at the past six editions of the Hypo Meeting, but this year’s competition on 28-29 May will be the first time that Jessica Ennis-Hill, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Katarina Johnson-Thompson have faced each other at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge in Gotzis.