Jessica Ennis – Olympic Star & Role Model
Jessica Ennis has started to become a household name after her Olympic gold medal in the heptathlon. Born in Sheffield, Ennis started running when her parents introduced her to a track and field event one summer. She seemed to have a natural talent in track and field despite the fact that her parents weren’t talented in athletics. With the help of her coach Toni Minichiello, she continued to excel and compete in national and international competitions.
London 2012 Olympics
The outstanding performances of Ennis over the past four years led her to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics for Team GB. Her victory was no ordinary feat. The heptathlon consists of seven separate events. Ennis placed first in 6 out of the 7 events and placed second for the remaining event. She bested the runner up by a staggering 306 points and also set a new British record.
Britain’s Hottest Olympic Champion
Ennis’ Olympic gold medal, bright smile, sculpted body, and likeable personality have opened up a new world of opportunities. She’s attracted big sponsors such as British Airways and Jaguar. She’s also becoming the new British pin-up girl with her new Olay advertising campaigns. Experts predict that she’ll easily bring in £1m this year, and even more in the coming years.
It seems the media can’t get enough of Ennis and she seems to be enjoying the spotlight. She’s been seen hanging out with England’s A-listers and even members of the royal family. But what’s more important than her professional and financial success is her position as a role model. She came from humble roots and is living proof that if you work hard enough, you can succeed. You can clearly see the British people swell with pride at the mention of her name.
So what’s next for Jessica Ennis?
For her, the natural step is marriage. Although, the life of an aspiring Olympic athlete is full of intense training, travel, and competition, she’s was able to maintain a fulfilling relationship. She’s said that her fiancé Andy Hill has been her rock throughout her competitive years and wow that the competition is over, they can finally resume wedding plans. It seems that the future is only going to get brighter for Britain’s new golden girl.