Having been born and raised in Sheffield, Jessica Ennis-Hill first served notice of her talents by breaking the British record on her way to becoming European Junior Champion in 2005.
Injury denied her the chance to compete at Beijing 2008 but she became the World and European champion in the following two years before her moment in the spotlight at London 2012.
On the famous ‘Super Saturday’ evening in the Olympic Stadium, Ennis-Hill joined Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford on the top step of the podium to end the most memorable of days for Team GB.
After taking a break from the sport for the birth of her son Reggie, Ennis-Hill returned to win heptathlon gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing before saying goodbye to a glittering career with silver at Rio 2016.
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