Ennis seeks a fairytale in Rio


A month ago it was a tweet of excitement as she returned to full training and now Jessica Ennis has spoken in depth about her return to athletics.

The Olympic heptathlon champion, who gave birth to her first child, son Reggie in July, is in the swing of working her way towards a competitive comeback in 2015.

And with it comes her ambition to retain her Olympic title in Rio 2016.

Great Britain’s Ennis said: “Even though I was training during my pregnancy it was nowhere near the level I’m training at now. It’s about doing the rehab stuff and building back up as strong as I can. It’s a bit like getting back on a bike again.

“But it would be incredible to be able to step away from my sport, have a baby, and then come back to win another Olympic gold medal – it would be a fairytale.”

Ennis was speaking to Sky Sports News and looked in superb shape as she went through her routines.

At the moment she is planning to compete in the summer, with the IAAF World Championships in Beijing a target, but she is enjoying all the aspects of her life.

She added: “It's nice to be back and I’m just easing into it, getting my legs turning over.

“It's amazing being a mum. I am loving every minute of it and it's great now that I can get back on the track. It's definitely a busy time ahead, with lots to juggle.

“At the moment it's just about taking small steps but I'm hoping to compete again next summer.”

Ennis won Olympic gold in London with a score of 6,955, a Commonwealth record.

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