• Ennis-Hill leads heptathlon after day one

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Defending Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain is currently leading the women's heptathlon after day on in Rio.

Ennis-Hill who won the 100m hurdles in 12.84 seconds, jumped 1.89m in high jump, threw 13.86m in shot put and concluded the day with 23.49 seconds in 200m, scored 4057 points.

Belgium's Naffisatou Thiam is in the second position with 3.985 points, while Akela Jones is currently in third with 3964.

Meanwhile british heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson who too a early lead after first two events went down to 4th position with 3957 points. 

The women's heptathlon continues today with long jump, javelin throw and 800m race.   

See women's heptathlon results here>>

 

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