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Ennis-Hill to compete in Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has confirmed that she will compete at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on Sunday 7 June.

The meeting organisers announced on Wednesday (20) that the British heptathlon record-holder is planning to contest both the 100m hurdles and shot put at the Alexander Stadium.

Ennis-Hill created one of the defining moments of the 2012 Olympic Games as she won gold as part of ‘Super Saturday’ alongside British team-mates Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, who will also both compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting.

Now 29, Ennis-Hill recently returned to action following nearly two years out, firstly with injury and then giving birth to her first child last summer. She is excited to return to Birmingham, where she has previously won four British titles and set a shot put personal best of 14.25m in 2011.

“I am really excited to be in a position to announce my participation in the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix," said Ennis-Hill. "I feel that my season is really beginning to take shape.

“I am loving being back competing. It is such a good feeling and I have had some incredible support from the public who have come to watch. The crowds are always amazing at the Alexander Stadium and I am hoping there will be a really good turn out on 7 June to help me along!”

In the 100m hurdles, Ennis-Hill will face a strong line-up including Olympic champion and 2011 world champion Sally Pearson, world champion Brianna Rollins of the USA, Great Britain’s European champion Tiffany Porter and European indoor silver medallist Lucy Hatton.

Organisers for the IAAF

2015 IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT – 15 May
Shanghai, CHN – 17 May
Eugene, USA – 30 May
Rome, ITA – 4 June
Birmingham, GBR – 7 June
Oslo, NOR – 11 June
New York, USA – 13 June
Paris, FRA – 4 July
Lausanne, SUI – 9 July
Monaco, MON – 17 July
London, GBR – 24-25 July
Stockholm, SWE – 30 July
Zurich, SUI – 3 September
Brussels, BEL – 11 September