Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis to compete in Edinburgh

Last Updated: 21/05/13 6:12pm

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Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis will compete in Edinburgh next month

Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis will compete in Edinburgh next month

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Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis will open her 2013 season by competing in the UK Women's Athletic League Premier Division at the Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh next month.

Ennis, who has not competed outdoors since the London Olympics, is set to compete in three events - hurdles, javelin and long jump - for her club Trafford AC.

She said: "I am looking forward to getting back into competition on June 8 at Meadowbank.

"Last year had some wonderful highs for obvious reasons but you cannot stand still for long in any sport - let alone one like athletics.

"I have been training hard with a view to this summer's events and the World Championships in Moscow in August is the major goal. It will be good to compete again for Trafford AC."

Coach Tony Minichiello added: "Edinburgh is a good opportunity for Jessica to blow the cobwebs away and get into competition again.

"The World Championships is the main target for the season so everything before then is looking towards peaking for Moscow."

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