London 2012 Olympics: Jessica Ennis targets gold

Ennis promises to win gold in London and beat British record after Daegu disappointment

Jessica Ennis believes she will have to smash her personal best and the British record to win Olympic gold next year.

“I”ll have to break the British record, definitely,” Ennis said. “I think it could take 6,900 points to win and that”s going to be really, really tough.”

Ennis has a personal best of 6,823 points, which she set in winning the European Championships in Barcelona last year.

Silver service: Ennis is hoping to improve on her performance in Daegu

Silver service: Ennis is hoping to improve on her performance in Daegu

That is just eight points down on the British record of former Olympic champion Denise Lewis, but Russia”s Tatyana Chernova scored 6,880 points in taking Ennis” world title in Daegu earlier this year.

Ennis paid the price for a poor javelin throw in Korea, but added in The Times: “It”s not like I”m chasing. I”m there. I made a couple of mistakes but I”m where I need to be.”

Flying the flag: Ennis hopes to win gold and beat the British record next summer

Flying the flag: Ennis hopes to win gold and beat the British record next summer

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old has revealed she will strictly limit her media work in 2012, adding: “When I start competing I will just say no to all the media and other stuff.

“It will all be over before you know it and the main thing now is staying injury-free and being in a position to give yourself the chance on the day.”