HEAD TO HEAD:Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson prepare for showdown at World Championships
- 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
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 City Games
Ennis-Hill 6,955 points
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.
Ennis-Hill is put through her paces in training as she completes a hurdles drill at her camp
The 6ft tall Johnson-Thompson is outstanding and set a British indoor record in January.
Johnson-Thompson competes in the Women's High Jump final at the Anniversary Games
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.
Johnson-Thompson competes in the Shot Put at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2015
A solid event for both but Johnson-Thompson may edge it.
Johnson-Thompson 6.93m (i)
Another big event for Johnson-Thompson, while Ennis-Hill must be near her best.
Johnson-Thompson competes in the Women's Long Jump at the Anniversary Games in London
Ennis-Hill is better technically and will hope to surpass her best this year of 43.08m. Johnson-Thompson could lose ground.
Ennis-Hill prepares to throw a javelin during a training session at the Great Britain camp in Japan
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.
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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