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Jessica Ennis on brink of Olympics heptathlon gold

Jessica Ennis was on the brink of sealing Olympic heptathlon gold going into Saturday evening's final event.

Ennis delivered in style during the morning session, producing a brilliant long jump under great pressure and a javelin personal best to lead by 188 points with just the 800m to go.

With Ennis's two-lap personal best seven seconds faster than that of second-placed Austra Skujyte, it would take injury or a complete collapse of form now to deny the 26-year-old victory on her Olympic debut.

BBC's James Pearce reports.

  • 04 Aug 2012
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