London 2012 gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill has confirmed she is retiring from athletics.
The 30-year-old bows out with two World Championship gold medals as well as her Olympic title from four years ago.
She retires after securing silver in Rio and called opting to retire “one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make.”
The heptathlete missed out on gold by just 35 points and has hinted about retiring all summer.
Ennis-Hill thanked her family and team in the announcement made on social media.
Amazing memories…from my first world title in Berlin 2009 to Rio 2016 I'm so fortunate to have had such an amazing career within the sport I love and this has been one of the toughest decisions I've had to make. But I know that retiring now is right. I've always said I want to leave my sport on a high and have no regrets and I can truly say that. I want to thank my family and incredible team who have spent so much of their time supporting me and enabling me to achieve my dreams. Also a huge thank you to all those people who have supported and followed my career over the years x