European GB Champion Jessica Ennis says she will need to extend her British record if she is to win gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The heptathlete, who overtook Denise Lewis’s 12-year-old total with 6,906 points en route to victory in Austria last month, told BBC Sport, “Everyone’s training hard and is going to be at their peak in London where it matters.
“It was great to get the record so early in the season, but yes, I think it’s going to take that big score to win [at the Olympics].
“I know that everyone else is competing well and some of the girls will go away and train even harder to make sure they are ready for London.
“It is by no means over and there’s still a lot to come from me, but I’m looking forward to it.”
Ennis will compete in four events, the 200m, long jump, high jump and 100m hurdles, at this weekend’s Olympic trials in what will be her final competition before this summer’s Games.
“I want to give myself a real test over two days, as I’ll be in two heats and four finals on the weekend,” she said.
“I’ll be taking on specialists who will all be fighting for Olympic spots.”
The Olympic Trials are taking place at the Birmingham Alexander Stadium from 22 – 24 June. Don’t miss the live coverage on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website.
Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine