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World Championships Jessica-Ennis Hill wins World Championships heptathlon title

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill won the heptathlon title at the World Championships for a second time on Sunday.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill completed a remarkable comeback in her first major tournament for three years by winning a second World Championships heptathlon gold medal in Beijing on Sunday.

The 29-year-old from Great Britain has not competed in a major event since being crowned Olympic champion on home soil in 2012, but she made up for lost time in China.

Ennis-Hill only gave birth to her first child, Reggie, last July and she was celebrating again 13 months on, while her fellow Brit Katarina Johnson-Thompson was reduced to tears as her medal hopes were dashed in the long jump.

Ennis-Hill, who had to settle for a World Championships silver in Degau back in 2011 after taking gold in Berlin two years earlier, held an 80-point lead over Johnson-Thompson after day one of competition.

She closed in on the title with strong showings in the long jump and javelin and got the job done by winning the final 800 metres heat to claim gold six years after securing her first World Championship title.

Johnson-Thompson's hopes of challenging Ennis-Hill ended when she recorded three no jumps in the long jump - her strongest event - and failed with an appeal over the failed third jump to ensure she fell out of contention.

Ennis-Hill finished with 6669 points, with Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada (6554) and Latvia's Laura Ikauniece-Admidina (6516) taking silver and bronze respectively.

The Olympic champion held a five-and-a-half-second cushion heading into the 800m and sealed the title in style by surging past Theisen-Eaton on the final straight and kicking on to complete a stunning return to action.

She had earlier recorded a season-best mark of 6.43m in the long jump to finish fourth, with German Claudia Rath (6.61m) winning that event.

Ennis-Hill then threw 42.51m with her first attempt in the javelin to all-but seal the title with one event remaining.

Johnson-Thompson endured entirely contrasting emotions as the youngster jogged around the two laps of the track after her long jump disaster ensured she plummeted down the standings and out of contention.

The 22-year-old was left stunned by a red flag following her third and final jump, which would have been the biggest of the event and put her in a strong position to challenge her compatriot for gold.

Johnson-Thompson was deemed to have left a slight mark on the plasticine and following a failed appeal she was left distraught, but had to take part in the 800m to avoid being ruled out of the long jump on Thursday.

Nadine Broersen of the Netherlands missed out on a medal after she could only finish 14th-quickest in the 800m, having been in the silver medal position heading into the final event.

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