Since 2000, Jessica’s progression through the junior and youth competitions showed that she was talent for the future. At only 26 years old, Jessica has fulfilled much of her immense promise as a multi-eventer and has now cemented herself into the history books as a World and Olympic Heptathlon Champion.
2006 was her first season as a senior athlete and true to form she achieved her first senior medal … in her first major championships! A bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne marked the arrival of a new star on the British team where she now ranks as one of Britain's best ever heptathletes.
She is now the Olympic Champion after wining gold in London at the 2012 Games. Jessica is also a double World Champion after winning the gold medals in Berlin 2009 and Doha 2010. In July 2010 she also added the European Championship gold medal to her ever-growing collection.
In May 2007 Jessica equaled the 25 year old British High Jump record for women by jumping 1.95m. She also broke Denise Lewis' British under-23 record for the heptathlon by scoring 6388 at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge in Dezenzano, Italy. In doing so reached the qualifying standard for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008... and she also scored new personal bests in three of the events!
Since then Jess set a new personal best clocking up 6469 points at the IAAF World Championships held in Osaka, Japan before suffering a cruel injury just before the 2008 Olympics. As a result she was unable to compete in Beijing.
Jess made her heptathlon comeback at the 2009 IAAF Combined Events Challenge in Dezenzano, Italy setting another personal best of 6587 to win the event. Her Gold medal in Berlin at the IAAF World Championships resulted in a points score of 6731 and a new World Champion was crowned.
More success quickly followed in 2010 when she dominated the indoor season to win the World Indoor Pentathlon title, this time in Doha. The European heptathlon Gold medal followed, and together with a new PB score of 6823 capped a truly remarkable year.
2011 stuttered into action for Jessica, but after recovering from a slight ankle injury she competed in her first heptathlon at the Hypomeeting in Gotzis. She marked an impressive return to action with a win and a points score of 6790. Defending her World crown in the same year Jessica battled through seven events to claim silver with a points score of 6751. Her points score of 4965 at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul also led to another silver medal.
A few months later and Jessica achieved a new personal best in the heptathlon. Her points score of 6906 at the Hypomeeting in Gotzis meant a new British record for heptathlon.
As the world watched, London hosted the 2012 Olympics. Jessica competed in the gruelling two-day heptathlon setting a new personal best in the 1st event. On 'Super Saturday' Jess stepped onto the start line with only the 800m between her and Olympic gold... and she did it! A new personal best score of 6955, and Jessica Ennis became Olympic Champion!
2012 - GOLD - Olympic Games - Heptathlon, 6955 points
2012 - SILVER - World Indoor Championships - Pentathlon, 4965 points
2011 - SILVER - World Championships - Heptahlon, 6751 points
2010 - GOLD - European Championships - Heptathlon, 6823 points
2010 - GOLD - World Indoor Championships - Pentathlon, 4937 points
2009 - GOLD - World Championships - Heptathlon, 6731 points
2006 - BRONZE - Commonwealth Games - Heptathlon, 6269 points