Jessica Ennis-Hill ended day one of the heptathlon in Beijing with 4005 points, leaving her in 1st place overall. Starting the day with a time of 12.91 seconds in the 100m hurdles, she followed up with a season’s best in the high jump clearing 1.86m. After throwing a reasonable shot putt of 13.73m she then fought hard against her compatriot in the 200m, narrowly losing out in a season’s best time of 23.42 seconds.
Her British team mate Kat Johnson-Thompson finished the day with 3925 points overall, in 2nd place going into the day two on Sunday.
Canada’s Brianne Thieson-Eaton, tipped as favourite going into this year’s world championships, ended the day on 3865 points, with a strong day ahead tomorrow.
Day two consists of the final three events – long jump, javelin and Jessica’s least favourite event the 800m. If things continue like day one then the 800m could see an all British fight for 1st place. Watch this space!
Coverage of World Championships in Beijing can be seen on the BBC and iPlayer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0676k74/athletics-2015-beijing-world-championships-day-1-part-1