Heptathlete Louise Hazel comes out of retirement

Last Updated: 29/01/14 5:15pm

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Louise Hazel is targeting another Commonwealth Games gold medal

Louise Hazel is targeting another Commonwealth Games gold medal

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Heptathlete Louise Hazel has come out of retirement as she is determined to defend her Commonwealth title.

The 28-year-old retired from the heptathlon in September, but had a change of heart after promising recent fitness tests and the Delhi 2010 champion is targeting another gold in Glasgow.

"I'm in better shape than I thought I was in. I'm really excited and I can't wait to get started," she told BBC Sport.

"I was really pleasantly surprised by my tests. It's a thumbs-up for Glasgow, if I'm selected. I also have to chat to Commonwealth Games England to discuss the selection process and to see what hurdles have to be overcome.

"I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think I could successfully defend my Commonwealth crown - I'm definitely targeting the podium."

Hazel could only finish 27th in the London Olympics, where Jessica Ennis-Hill took gold and fellow Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson was 15th.

Ennis-Hill is unable to compete in Scotland due to her pregnancy.

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