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Ennis-Hill: I just knew the loss to Chernova was wrong

Jessica Ennis-Hill has taken to social media to share the image of her finishing second to Tatyana Chernova in the 2011 world championship.

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Yesterday Chernova was stripped of her title from Daegu by the Court of Arbitration for Sport due to a doping offence, making Ennis-Hill a triple world champion just weeks after she announced her retirement last month.

The former Sheffield athlete said she had always believed that the result from 2011 was wrong, but said she used it as motivation for her Olympic crown a year later.

The 30-year-old claimed her other two heptathlon world golds at Berlin in 2009 and Beijing last year.

Chernova has had her results in the two years immediately prior to her 2011 triumph annulled after a sample from the 2009 world championship was re-analysed and tested positive for a banned steroid.

While last year's initial sanction stripped Chernova's results up to 14 August, 2011, two weeks prior to beating Ennis-Hill in South Korea, CAS has ruled she must now forfeit her gold medal after an analysis of her biological passport dating back to 2009 showed evidence of blood doping.

All results achieved by Tatyana Chernova between 15 August, 2011, and 22 July, 2013, are annulled and the athlete will forfeit any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money obtained during this period.

– Court of Arbitration for Sport