Jessica Ennis

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Jessica Ennis
Jessica Ennis at the Yorkshire Track and Field Championships in 2010.
Personal information
Height 1.65 metres (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 57 kilograms (126 lb)
Country England
Club City of Sheffield Athletic Club
Turned pro 2005-
Retired -
Achievements and titles
Worlds 2007 — 4th
2009 — 1st
2011 — 2nd
Highest world ranking Heptathlon: 1 (2009, 2010, 2011)
Personal best(s)

Heptathlon 6,906 points

Pentathlon 4,937 points

Jessica Ennis, CBE[1] (born 28 January 1986[2]) is an English gold medal-winning athlete. She was born in Sheffield to a Jamaican father and English mother. Ennis won a gold medal in the indoor World Championships in Doha. This was for pentathlon. Jessica was awarded with MBE for being an outstanding athlete. In Jessica's first competition in 2011 she set an indoor personal best of 14.11 metres in the shot put. She improved this record by 50 centimetres a week later at an indoor meeting in Loughborough. On 29 January 2012, Ennis captained the British team at an international meeting in Glasgow. She competed in the sixty-metres hurdles and won in a time of 7.97 seconds.

At the 2011 World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Ennis finished second to Tatyana Chernova with a score of 6,751 points, 129 points behind Chernova and 72 points below her own personal best of 6,823 points. Although Ennis beat Chernova in five of the seven events, her defeat was largely due to Chernova scoring 251 more points in the javelin throw.

She won gold in the Heptathlon at the 2012 London Olympics.

On November 8 2012 a book Ennis wrote about her life, Unbelievable - From My Childhood Dreams to Winning Olympic Gold was published.

Ennis was made an Member of the British Empire in 2011.[3] She was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2013.[1]

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