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UK athletics' golden girl Ennis-Hill retires

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>> Britain's golden god of athletics is retiring. Jessica Ennis-Hill, the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion, has announced she's quitting the sport at the age of 30. On a post on Instagram, the world heptathlon champion says the decision was one of the toughest she's ever had to make. She goes on to say she's always wanted to leave her sport on a high and that she has no regrets.
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Ennis Hill's first medal came at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne at the age of 20. But she failed to get on the podium at 2007 World Championships and missed the Beijing Olympics due to injury. It was the London 2012 Olympics that catapulted her into superstar status, the Team GB poster girl winning gold on her home turf.
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After a break from the sport in 2014 to have her son Reggie, Ennis-Hill returned to win her second World Athletics Championships at Beijing. At this year's Rio Olympics, the sportswoman pinched silver behind Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam. Her decision to retire means she won't defend her world title at next year's athletic championships in London's Olympic Stadium