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Jessica Ennis-Hill is on course for World Championship gold after Katarina Johnson-Thompson's challenge collapsed in agonising fashion.
Saturday proved a fascinating battle between master and apprentice, resulting in the British pair occupying the top two spots overnight.
The victor was only expected to become clear in the final heptathlon event on Sunday evening, yet Johnson-Thompson's disastrous long jump ruled her out of contention.
Ennis-Hill's season best effort of 6.43 metres gave her a comfortable cushion at the top of the overall standings, which remained solid after throwing 42.51m in the javelin.
It puts the London 2012 champion on the cusp of gold with just the 800m to go, boasting an 86-point cushion - the equivalent to approximately six seconds - over Holland's Nadine Broersen in second.
Johnson-Thompson, by contrast, ended a galling morning session in 29th place overall.
Jessica Ennis-Hill has withdrawn from Sunday's Birmingham Grand Prix as she bides her time before a possible World Championship bid later this year.
Ennis-Hill made a successful return to action at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis last weekend in her first heptathlon since winning Olympic gold at London 2012.
The Sheffield star finished fourth and achieved the Olympic qualifying standard but admitted her exertions came at a price.
And after discussions with her coach Toni Minichiello the 29-year-old made the decision not to rush back into a top-level schedule.
Having competed in my first full heptathlon in three years, both Toni and I feel that my body held up well in Gotzis and we are delighted with how I did, but I feel competing seven days later is going to be too soon.
I have missed a volume of training over the past few months, since having my baby, due to problems with my Achilles and there is still a lot of work to do.
So we have made the decision for me to take the usual week off post a heptathlon to recover and then to get back into solid training."
Labour's shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper believes the rape tweets directed at Jessica Ennis-Hill prove why her stance on Ched Evans is so important.
Ennis-Hill received abusive tweets from trolls on Friday after making it clear she would remove her name from a stand at Sheffield United if the club offer the convicted rapist a contract.
The tweets directed at the Sheffield born Olympic Champion are currently being investigated by South Yorkshire police.
Cooper also urged the League One club to "recognise their responsibility to the local community" by resisting the temptation to offer Evans a professional deal.
Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill said she will settle for watching the Commonwealth Games on television as she prepares for motherhood.
The 28-year-old heptathlete will support Team GB from the sofa come July, but admits that she will be rather preoccupied with the arrival of her first child with husband Andy, due the same month.
Ennis-Hill said: "I will be supporting but I will be at home, probably very tired and not knowing what's going on in the world, to be honest.
"I'm sad to be missing it this year but very much looking forward to supporting the team."
Athlete Liz McColgan won a gold medal in the 10,000 metres in the 1991 World Championships, and competed in the New York marathon just a year after giving birth to her first child.
McColgan told ITV News that it could take Jessica Ennis-Hill some time to heal as an endurance athlete, after the Olympian revealed she was pregnant.
Jessica Ennis-Hill tweeted:
We're overwhelmed with all the lovely messages! So thank you all so much! We couldn't be happier. It's a very exciting time.