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Ennis-Hill and Bolt shine on record night

By Robert Jones

Jessica Ennis-Hill and Usain Bolt were all smiles after another pleasing night at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Back at the venue where they won gold medals in 2012, both were pleased with their efforts on a record breaking evening at the Muller Anniversary Games.

Olympic heptathlon champion Ennis-Hill clocked a season's best time of 12.76 seconds in her 100m hurdles heat, before Kendra Harrison, who failed to qualify for the United States Olympics team, beat a 28-year-old world record in the final in 12.20secs. In that final, Ennis-Hill had to settle for eighth in 13.04 after clattering a hurdle.

Ennis-Hill, who is set to compete in the long jump today, said: "I'm so happy to run a season's best and it makes me confident with Rio next."

Six-time Olympic champion Bolt proved his fitness before next month's Games in Rio, winning the 200m in 19.89 seconds. He said: "I'm definitely feeling good. I'm going to Rio to defend my titles."

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