Hazel to return to the heptathlon

29 January 2014 / 17:56

Louise Hazel has her sights firmly set on success after performing a u-turn and announcing her intention to revisit the heptathlon.

Hazel finished 27th at the London 2012 Olympics, won by Jessica Ennis-Hill, before retiring from the heptathlon in September 2013.

However she is now back and planning a successful defence of the title she won at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014.

“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."

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