Olympic champion Ennis-Hill plots return to action

22 May 2014 / 14:57

Jessica Ennis-Hill is targeting a return to action by the end of next year as she bids to defend her Olympic heptathlon title at the 2016 Rio Games.

The London 2012 gold medallist will miss this summer’s action as she is currently pregnant with her first child.

But while Ennis-Hill is unable to put an immediate plan in place as to when she will be back in action, the 28-year-old insists thoughts of a return are never too far from her mind.

"It's very difficult to set a plan in stone at this point, I have to take it as it comes for the next few weeks and months and be very careful when I build back into full training," said Ennis-Hill.

"I've got to make sure I do that properly to avoid injuries and setbacks.

"Hopefully come the end of next year I'll be back into the full swing of things, a full programme, pretty much as I was before.

"It's just taking it step by step and working with the coaches and people around me to make sure I'm where I need to be."

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