Jessica Ennis-Hill leads the heptathlon with a blistering start


Jessica Ennis-Hill began her title defence in the Olympic heptathlon in style in Rio, clocking a time of 12.84 seconds in the 100m hurdles.

Jessica Ennis-Hill looks up the track before the hurdles
Ennis-Hill looked focused before the race (David J Phillip/AP)

The British medal hopeful's time was faster than the one she set at the World Championships in 2015 and earned her 1149 points and first position in the heptathlon standings.

People on Twitter have shown their support and excitement for Ennis-Hill's performance.

As well as her abs.

Fellow Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson clocked a time of 13.48s in her heat, earning 1053 points and putting her in 11th position.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson running looking to her left
Johnson-Thompson clocked a good time in her heat (Martin Rickett/PA)

Tweeters congratulated her too.

Well done ladies!