ELISE Christie has vowed to remain "fearless" as she seeks to end her Olympics torment after taking inspiration from messages of support from Dame Kelly Holmes and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
will never forget how it felt to be cheated out of a world title - because she won't allow herself to.
HE loves to tell a tale, Dean Saunders, and he told one the other day about how he used the remarkable discipline, tenacity and single-mindedness of Jessica Ennis-Hill
(right) as the example that one particular, ambitious, young footballer should follow.
admitted the decision to call time on her glittering heptathlon career was "one of the toughest decisions" she has had to make.
has called time on her athletics career after turning down the chance to bow out on home soil next summer.
released a statement on her Instagram account saying it was "one of the toughest decisions" she has faced but "retiring now is right".
Tributes poured in from across the sporting world for Ennis-Hill
, who admitted the decision to call time on her glittering heptathlon career was "one of the toughest decisions" she has had to make.
, the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion and golden girl of British athletics, announced her retirement from the sport on Thursday.
looks set to retire from athletics in the wake of her heptathlon silver medal at the Rio Olympics after admitting she wants to leave the sport on a high.
British heptathlon star Jessica Ennis-Hill
made a smooth start to the defence of her Olympic crown yesterday, sitting in third place after the opening two events of the gruelling discipline.
Last summer, the two flirted with a rivalry at a major competition, with Johnson-Thompson second behind Ennis-Hill
after four events at the World Championships in Beijing before she failed to register a legal attempt in the long jump at the start of the second day and fell away.
KATARINA JOHNSON-THOMPSON was cock-a-hoop after burying her Beijing demons - and throwing the gauntlet down to Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill