Jessica ENNIS

Great Britain GBR

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 2012
  • Year of Birth
    1986
Olympic Results

Biography

Jessica ENNIS

A chance visit to an athletics taster event for children during the school holidays in 1996 proved to be the starting gun shot that set Team GB golden girl Jessica Ennis off on an incredible track career.

Even at the age of 11, racing hurdles for the first time, she made an immediate impression on coaches at the Don Valley stadium in her home town of Sheffield, West Yorkshire – particularly Tony Minichiello who took her under his wing and guided her to Olympic glory in London 15 years later.

After that first taste of athletics Ennis took up the sport in earnest, and became National Track and Field high jump champion at 14 with a leap of 1.70m, a title she would defend two years later.

But she really came to international prominence after switching to heptathlon, and in 2005 took gold at the World Junior Championships, third place in the World University Championships and first at the All England Athletics Championships.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

S
Heptathlon
Heptathlon Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

G
Heptathlon
Heptathlon Athletics
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100 metres Hurdles
100 metres Hurdles Athletics