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JESSICA ENNIS BACKGROUND
Jessica Ennis, MBE was born on 28
January 1986 in United Kingdom (UK). Jessica Ennis is a British track and field athlete specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100m hurdles . A member of the City of Sheffield Athletic Club, she is the
former European and world heptathlon champion and the former world indoor pentathlon champion.
Born in Sheffield, Jessica Ennis is one of two daughters born to Vinnie Ennis and Alison Powell, and has a younger sister named Carmel Ennis. Her father, originally from Jamaica, is a self-employed painter and decorator, Jessica Ennis's mother, a social worker, was born in Derbyshire.
Neither of her parents were particularly athletic, but her father did some sprinting at school whilst her mother favoured the high jump . Jessica Ennis parents introduced her to athletics by taking her to a 'Start:Track' event at Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium during the 1996 school summer holidays.
JESSICA ENNIS AND 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS
She is the current British national record holder for the heptathlon, the indoor pentathlon, the high jump and the 100 metre hurdles and on 4 August 2012 she won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2012 London Olympics .
JESSICA ENNIS - ATHELETIC CAREER
Ennis took part in athletics from a young age. She competed in the high jump and pentathlon at the English Schools AAA Junior Girls in 1999 then
won the AAA Girls title in the high jump the following year at the age of fourteen, clearing 1.70 metres.
In 2001, Jessica Ennis was runner up at the high jump and heptathlon events in the English Schools AAA Intermediate section and won the high jump in 2002 with a jump of 1.80 metres.
Jessica Ennis opened the 2012 season at the Northern Athletics Senior Indoor Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield in mid-January. She won the shot put with a distance of 13.95 metres.
JESSICA ENNIS - HEPTATHLON , 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS
At the end of the first day of the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games , Jessica Ennis had scored 4,158 points, her highest ever first day score, and was 184 points ahead of her nearest competitor Austra Skujyte . Ennis's first day total included two personal bests: 12.54 seconds in the 100 metres hurdles and 22.83 seconds in the 200 metres.
Her time of 12.54 seconds in the 100 metres hurdles was a new British record and also the fastest time ever run in a heptathlon. Remarkably, that time also equalled the winning time for the women's 100 metres hurdles final back in 2008.
After a solid performance in the long jump and a personal best in the javelin, she won the final event, the 800 m, to win the gold medal, breaking both the British and Commonwealth record with 6,955 points.