• Great Britain pair Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson will clash for the first time since 2012 at the World Championships
  • Here, Sportsmail takes an in-depth look at where their battle will be won and lost in Beijing 

Laura Williamson for the Daily Mail

Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson will clash for the first time since 2012 when they compete in the World Championships in Beijing.

Ennis-Hill aims to add at least 250 points to her season’s best 6,520 while her rival can set a new personal best. 

Here, Sportsmail’s Laura Williamson takes a look at where the duel will be won and lost…

Katarina Johnson-Thompson (left) and Jessica Ennis-Hill during a photocall for the Great CityGames

Katarina Johnson-Thompson (left) and Jessica Ennis-Hill during a photocall for the Great CityGames

Personal bests

Ennis-Hill 6,955 points

Johnson-Thompson 6,682pts

100m hurdles

PB: Ennis-Hill 12.54sec

PB: Johnson-Thompson 13.41sec

The opening event is Ennis-Hill’s best. She is almost a second faster than Johnson-Thompson.

VERDICT: Ennis-Hill

Ennis-Hill is put through her paces in training as she completes a hurdles drill at her camp 

Ennis-Hill is put through her paces in training as she completes a hurdles drill at her camp 

High jump

Ennis-Hill 1.95m

Johnson-Thompson 1.97m

The 6ft tall Johnson-Thompson is outstanding and set a British indoor record in January.

VERDICT: Johnson-Thompson

Johnson-Thompson competes in the Women's High Jump final at the Anniversary Games

Johnson-Thompson competes in the Women’s High Jump final at the Anniversary Games

WATCHING BRIEF

Men’s 100m heats

Saturday, 12.20pm. LIVE on BBC1.

Final: Sunday, 2.15pm. LIVE on BBC2.

Women ’s Heptathlon

Starts with 100m hurdles:

Saturday, 2am. LIVE on BBC2.

Ends with 800m, Sunday, 12.40pm.

LIVE on BBC2.

Shot put

Ennis-Hill 14.79m (indoor)

Johnson-Thompson 12.49m (i)

Johnson-Thompson admits her throws need work. Ennis-Hill will be happy with anything over 14m.

VERDICT: Ennis-Hill 

200m

Ennis-Hill 22.83sec

Johnson-Thompson 22.89sec

A solid event for both but Johnson-Thompson may edge it.

VERDICT: Johnson-Thompson

Johnson-Thompson competes in the Shot Put at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2015

Johnson-Thompson competes in the Shot Put at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2015

Long jump

Ennis-Hill 6.51m

Johnson-Thompson 6.93m (i)

Another big event for Johnson-Thompson, while Ennis-Hill must be near her best.

VERDICT: Johnson-Thompson

Johnson-Thompson competes in the Women's Long Jump at the Anniversary Games in London

Johnson-Thompson competes in the Women’s Long Jump at the Anniversary Games in London

Javelin

Ennis-Hill 48.33m

Johnson-Thompson 42.01m

Ennis-Hill is better technically and will hope to surpass her best this year of 43.08m. Johnson-Thompson could lose ground.

VERDICT: Ennis-Hill

Ennis-Hill prepares to throw a javelin during a training session at the Great Britain camp in Japan

Ennis-Hill prepares to throw a javelin during a training session at the Great Britain camp in Japan

800m

Ennis-Hill 2min 7.81sec

Johnson-Thompson 2min 7.64sec

A test of mental strength as much as whether Ennis-Hill’s achilles and Johnson-Thompson’s knee hold up.

VERDICT: Johnson-Thompson

OVERALL: JOHNSON-THOMPSON

Johnson-Thompson runs in the 800m during the Women's Pentathlon at the Indoor Championships 

Johnson-Thompson runs in the 800m during the Women’s Pentathlon at the Indoor Championships 

P.S Brianne Theisen-Eaton is the favourite after setting a world-leading points tally of 6,808 in Austria in May. Ennis-Hill has beaten that score only three times in her career, while Johnson-Thompson would need to smash her personal best to rival the Canadian.

 

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