""If people see me as attractive, that's nice, but I don't look in the mirror and think, 'Oh God, yeah!'""
Why we love Jessica Ennis
Jessica is extremely fit in both senses of the word: firstly, she’s hot, like an oven; secondly, she’s one of the greatest athletes of her generation, and helped to make the 2012 London Olympics feel like one long victory lap for Britain.
When she was younger, her parents apparently wanted her out of the house more often during the summer (wonder what they were up to, eh...), so they sent her off to join the local athletics club. Throughout her junior years she was winning pentathlons all over the shop, but then it was when she won the 2005 European Junior Championships heptathlon that people realised that she could well have Olympic glory in her future. Yep, the heptathlon – that’s SEVEN different disciplines: 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m, long jump, javelin and the 800m. Knackering, yes? Yes.
Seven years later, she covered herself in glory at the Olympics, and became the toast of the nation. Our cap is most definitely doffed.
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