Ennis-Hill out of Hypo Meeting in setback ahead of Olympics

May 6, 2016

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has pulled out of this month's prestigious Hypo Meeting in Austria, another setback in her buildup to the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

Walter Weber, sporting director of the combined events meet in Gotzis, told The Associated Press that Ennis-Hill's coach, Toni Minichiello, says Ennis-Hill is not ready to compete.

Weber said Minichiello didn't disclose the nature of Ennis-Hill's problem, adding on Friday that her withdrawal ''is not good for us, but worse for Jessica.''

The 30-year-old Ennis-Hill withdrew from the world indoor championships in Portland in March because of an Achilles injury.


The Hypo Meeting is from May 28-29.