Viewers are chuffed Jessica Ennis-Hill won the silver medal - but will Rio be her last competition?


Jessica Ennis-Hill fell agonisingly short in her bid to become the first British woman to retain an Olympic title in athletics as she settled for silver, finishing 35 points behind brilliant young Belgian Nafissatou Thiam.

The Sheffield athlete went into the final event, the 800m, needing to run 9.47 seconds quicker than Thiam to make up a deficit of 142 points. But her gutsy display wasn't quite enough...

We were already feeling quite emotional ... and then she went and hinted that she might retire after Rio.

Asked if this would be her last, she said: "Possibly" and said she would go away to spend time with her family before making a decision.

Speaking to the BBC she said: "I am really emotional. I have got to go away now to make a big decision as to what I do. I don't want to cry on TV but these years have been amazing so just really proud."

And then everyone really was feeling teary. In fact, Twitter couldn't quite cope with their emotions.

But, whatever happens in the future, Ennis-Hill is just so inspiring.

Couldn't have put it better ourselves...Queen of Heptathlon indeed.