Jessica Ennis made history in stunning fashion as she delivered heptathlon gold to secure Great Britain’s first athletics medal of London 2012.
Ennis produced a fantastic performance over two days to bring home the gold – the first track and field medal won by a Brit in London since 1908 – and beat three personal bests in the process to finish on a new British and Commonwealth record score of 6955.
Going into the final heptathlon event – the 800 metres – the Sheffield-born athlete led nearest...Read Full Story
Jessica Ennis made a great start to her gold medal pursuit in the first heptathlon session on Friday, with Team GB youngster Katarina Johnson-Thompson not far behind in third.
Former world champion Ennis ran an incredible 12.54 in the 100m hurdles, the first of seven events as the Olympic Stadium opened for sporting business.
It was not only the fastest time run by a heptathlete but a time that equals Dawn Harper’s winning 100m hurdles time from Beijing.
Running in the last of five heats...Read Full Story
The city of Sheffield is considering the best way to honour its favourite daughter Jessica Ennis after she claimed gold in the heptathlon at London 2012 Olympics. Jessica Ennis lived up to her pre-Games billing as the ‘face’ of the London 2012 Olympics (Picture: Reuters) Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, who is the 26-year-old’s MP, has called on Ennis to be given the freedom of the city for her heroics, which came on a day in which Team GB ultimately claimed an historic six gold medals. The...Read Full Story
Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she is enjoying every minute of an extraordinary year – but thinks all the pressure will be on Jessica Ennis at London 2012. Katarina Johnson-Thompson says her appearance at London 2012 is the pinnacle of her career (Picture: Action Images) The 19-year-old has qualified for the heptathlon in London, where she will line up alongside Ennis and Louise Hazel. Only last week she returned from the World Junior Championships, where she won long jump gold, and she is...Read Full Story
Jessica Ennis has taken a huge step towards her goal of winning the London 2012 heptathlon after a strong showing in the long jump. Jessica Ennis did enough in the long jump to stay on track (Picture: EPA) In an event in which she has sometimes struggled, the Team GB icon got off to a poor start and jumped only 5.95m in her opening attempt. It was all smiles after her second jump though, as she flew to 6.40m. She went one better in her final attempt with a jump of 6.48m, giving her 1,001...Read Full Story
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