Jessica Ennis-Hill to continue return to action at Anniversary Games in Stratford
Last Updated: 26/07/13 5:12pm
Olympic Heptathlon Champion Jessica Ennis-Hill says this weekend's Anniversary games at the Olympic Stadium will provide the right sort of test
Jessica Ennis-Hill is prepared for a critical test of her fitness when she returns to the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
The London 2012 heptathlon champion will compete for the second time in five days at the Anniversary Games as she steps up her recovery from an ankle injury that has ruined her season.
The 27-year-old was encouraged by her long-awaited return in Loughborough on Tuesday and will compete in the long jump and 100m hurdles in Stratford, which she hopes will provide a clearer indication of her readiness to compete at the World Championships in Moscow next month.
"I think it's going to be a big test to firstly do the hurdles and then go to the long jump afterwards. That will simulate what I will have to do in Moscow," he said.
"Tuesday was the first test, but I had a good response. This is the next big test with the hurdles. It is explosive and I come down with my lead leg on the damaged Achilles. It will be good to see how it goes and how it responds the day after.
"I definitely feel in a better position than I did last week and the week before, but I have just started doing my explosive work this week.
"This week I have done two hurdles sessions and I hadn't hurdled for five or six weeks and I haven't been able to sprint."
The hurdles will be her first race since winning Olympic gold and she added: "I couldn't have been more ready last year and now I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum."