Olympic Games - Ennis eyes 7,000 points barrier

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has set her sights set on breaking the 7,000 points barrier.

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Gold medallist Britain's Jessica Ennis (Reuters)

At 26 Ennis has already got her hands on most major titles, with just Commonwealth Games gold eluding her so far after she finished top of the pile this summer at London 2012.

In winning the Olympic title Ennis broke the British record as she amassed 6,955 points, putting her fifth on the world all-time list.

American Jackie Joyner-Kersee holds the world record with 7,291, with Carolina Kluft of Sweden (7,032) and Russian Larisa Turchinskaya (7,007) the only other competitors ever to break 7,000.

But Ennis believes next year's World Championships in Moscow could be the perfect setting to add her name to that exclusive list.

"Your motivation levels are very different (after the Olympics)," she said. "It's just getting back into it and looking forward to the next championship.

"The World Championships are going to be the main focus for next year, preparing and being where I need to be.

"I'm still 26, I've got time to achieve a bit more, and it's about re-setting your goals.

"Now the Olympic thing has been achieved, that's a great position to be in, but now I have to look forward to trying to get my title back at the Worlds next year and looking forward to 7,000 points, just setting yourself new goals."

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