5 Nov

Ennis To Compete At Commonwealth Games

Jessica Ennis

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis will compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, her coach Toni Minichiello has stated. The 26-year-old won bronze in Melbourne 2006 but didn't compete at the 2010 Games in Dehli. Toni said: "Jessica will be at Glasgow 2014 - definitely. That is absolutely the competition plan for us looking ahead. She has not won the Commonwealth title before. It will not be easy in Glasgow, either.

"It is tight in terms of the schedule with Glasgow 2014 coming about a fortnight before the European Championships but we certainly intend to come to Scotland. There are Canadians and Australians who can step up to the mark there so it will be good competition. In fact, I've already said to Jessica she should delay her retirement in order to take in the Commonwealth Games in 2018 - but perhaps that's because I would quite like a trip to the Gold Coast in Australia."

Jessica was recently named European female athlete of the year as well as being voted female athlete of the year by the British Athletics' Writers Association last week.