Jess Ennis Athletics

Hometown: Sheffield
Sport: Athletics
Event: Heptathlon and pentathlon
Games: London 2012, Rio 2016

Jessica was introduced to athletics at the age of 13 and attended athletics camps in the holidays. This is when she first met her inspirational coach Toni Minichiello. Now Jess has a wonderful team around her that support her all through the year.

In 2006, in her first season as a senior athlete, Jessica won a Bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. She is also a double World Champion, achieving Gold medals in 2009 (Berlin) and 2010 (Doha). In July 2010, she became European Champion too.

Jessica feels that all her dreams came true at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where she won the Gold medal in the Heptathlon with a fantastic score and new British record of 6955 points: "Winning at the Olympic Games has exceeded everything I could ever have wished for. I am still in a state of disbelief."

After taking a break from the sport for the birth of her son Reggie, Jessica Ennis-Hill returned to win heptathlon gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing before retiring from the sport with a final silver at Rio 2016.

Jessica loves her home town of Sheffield and was greeted by thousands of fans when she went home after the Games.

Jessica met her husband at secondary school in Sheffield and lives there with children Reggie and Olivia and a chocolate coloured Labrador called Myla. She loves cooking lasagne. In a special edition of 'The Beano' to celebrate the Olympic Games, Jess featured as 'Ennis the Menace' taking part in 'The Menace Heptathlon'!