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Slack fails to finish grueling heptathlon, Britain's Ennis-Hill wins gold

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 8:35 AM
The 25-year-old Slack came into the final day of competition in 28th position on 4,720 points out of 33 competitors.

Jamaica’s female heptathlete Salcia Slack failed to complete the event as she did not face the starters in the seventh and final discipline, the 800m.

The 25-year-old came into the final day of competition in 28th position on 4,720 points out of 33 competitors.

Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill took the gold medal after amassing a season best 6669 points.

The silver was won by Canada’s Brianne Eaton (6554) with Latvia’s Laura Ikauniece-Admidina taking the bronze with a new national record tally of 6516 points.