The history I’m focused on, is that no British woman has ever retained a track and field World title, in fact no British woman has won twice.
In Heptathlon terms only the World Record Holder, Jackie Joyner-Kersee (87 & 93), and European Record Holder Carolina Kluft (03, 05, & 07) have won back to back titles, and Sabine Braun (91 & 97) the only other to have won the title twice in the 13 championships to date. Three big names from Heptathlon history.
The focus over the last 2 months since Gotzis has been on training more than competition. The reason is simply to prepare for the World Champs. Only after will there be any real talk about London 2012.
The next competition for Jessica will be the Aviva UK Trials and Championships in Birmingham, where hopefully we all get an idea of just how ready Jessica is to make history.