My goal is to add Commonwealth gold to my collection, says Ennis-Hill
Friday, 13 September 2013
September 13 - British Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has said it is her goal to add a Commonwealth Games gold medal to her collection of accolades as the Glasgow 2014 ambassador urged fans to snap up tickets for next year's event before the Monday (September 16) deadline.
The London 2012 star today revealed plans for her return to competitive action from an injury that saw her missing this year's World Athletics Championships by appearing at next year's indoor season before going to Glasgow to claim her first Commonwealth gold to complete "the full set".
However, she also warned against leaving it until the last minute to get for tickets for the event in Scotland, with demand soaring and the clock ticking as the application window enters its final weekend.
"I am really excited about the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow," said former world champion Ennis-Hill, who has a bronze medal from the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
"Having a major championships in Britain so soon after the Olympics is brilliant and to have the support of a crowd made up of all the Home Nations will really help us athletes achieve our best again.
"Don't put it off or wait until the final bell - apply for tickets this weekend and be part of something truly amazing.
"I will never forget the roar of the crowd in London and hope that everyone goes out to buy tickets to add their support for us all once again.
"My goal is to add the Commonwealth gold medal to my Olympic, World and European ones - the full set would be amazing."
The demand for tickets has already outstripped supply in athletics, cycling, diving, swimming, artistic gymnastics, shooting and triathlon, according to Glasgow 2014, who advised that the best opportunities for successful applications are for rugby sevens, hockey and badminton events.
"There has already been incredible demand for tickets and early indications suggest that Glasgow 2014 is shaping up to be a truly historic occasion," explained Glasgow 2014 deputy chief executive Ty Speer.
"Don't miss your chance to apply for tickets and be part of Scotland's biggest sporting and cultural event.
"My advice would be to avoid the final dash for tickets and the likely queues on our website and apply as soon as possible, and before Monday, when we expect demand to reach its absolute peak."
Glasgow 2014 ticket applications will close at 1800 GMT on Monday (September 16).
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