By Simon Hart in Doha 947AM GMT thirteen Mar 2010Link to this video
The Sheffield contestant indispensable a lifetime indoor most appropriate in the shot put to say a slight 18-point lead over the Ukrainian Olympic champion, Nataliya Dobrynska, with American Hyleas Fountain, who won china in Beijing, 72 points at the behind of in third place.
It was a far cry from the outside World Championships in Berlin last summer, where Ennis was most unopposed as she led from begin to finish to delight by a outrageous 238-point margin.Jessica Ennis in Doha World Indoors day dual Dwain Chambers assured for 60m semis Relieved Isinbayeva looks brazen to last Jessica Ennis wins bullion Watch full video highlights
With both Dobrynksa and Fountain expected to transcend her in the prolonged burst after in the day, Ennis was confronting the awaiting of a moving culmination in the 800 metres an eventuality in that she is extremely faster on paper than her dual rivals.
Ennis was fast in to her walk in the initial of the five events, winning the 60m hurdles in 8.04sec to settle an early 34-point lead over Fountain, with Dobrynska 103 points adrift in fifth place.
Although Enniss time was somewhat slower than the 7.95sec she clocked in Glasgow in Jan to mangle the British record, she was happy sufficient with what was the second fastest time of her career, utterly after carrying been hampered by a feet vinculum aria in the run-up to Doha.
"I would have favourite to have run a small bit quicker but Im utterly happy deliberation I had to behind off precision a bit and I altered my preparations," she said.
But the genuine exam of her fitness was to come in her second event, the high jump.
Under vigour from Fountain, Ennis could equate herself advantageous to win the foe with a clearway of 1.90 metres after clattering the club with her third and last attempt.
The club wobbled but someway remained on the supports and refused to drop, producing a gay greeting from the 24-year-old who jumped up and down and clapped her hands.
"The club was unequivocally wobbling," she certified afterwards. "I think it was usually pristine fitness that it stayed on."
It could well infer a main impulse since, usually mins before, Fountain had brushed the club at the same tallness usually to see it drop.
The American had already set an indoor lifetime most appropriate in clearing 1.87m and Ennis knew that 1.90m was the smallest order in one of her strongest events if she was to say a full of health value over her rival.
"Im unequivocally happy with the high jump, to be honest, since carrying had a couple of feet problems, I havent been equates to to do as most jumping as I longed for to do, so to burst in the 1.90s is unequivocally good," she said.
"I unequivocally longed for to burst 1.90 since it equates to great points but in between Glasgow and this I was usually equates to to do one great high burst eventuality so I was unequivocally concerned about that approach it would go."
The feet complaint was obviously no snag in the shot put as Ennis set an indoor personal most appropriate of 14.01m with her second attempt.
It was sufficient to keep her forward of the margin with dual events remaining, though with copiousness of twists and turns ahead.
The British mens 4x400m squad, earmarked by head manager Charles outpost Commenee as one of the countrys most appropriate award hopes in Doha, will need a big alleviation on their first-round opening if they are to have it to the lectern on Sunday.
The preference to rest Richard Buck and Dale Garland, who competed in the particular event, scarcely backfired as Britain accomplished a faraway fourth in their heat, though their time of 3min 9.59sec was sufficient to fist by as the second fastest losers.
Andrew Osagie, who ran so impressively on Friday to set a lifetime most appropriate in the 800m, narrowly longed for out on a place in the last after being knocked about in to fourth place in his semi-final yesterday. He clocked 1min 51.29sec.
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