28th January, 2016 – a day to be remembered as Jessica Ennis-Hill turns 30 years old. To celebrate this milestone we’ve selected a few images from the past decade.
Jessica became a professional athlete in her early twenties; since then it’s been quite a journey from Commonwealth Games bronze to World Champion, and then to Olympic champion. Her glittering career has faced a few set-backs, 2008 saw her miss the Beijing Olympics due to injury. But her comeback was assured in 2009 and 2010 with European and World gold medals.
A remarkable decade in sport now see’s her leave her twenties behind as a mother, wife and once again a world champion. But we can’t end there without seeing where it all began… in her home town of Sheffield as a bubbly child full of energy and laughter (as the pictures show!). Happy birthday Jess, let’s hope there’s more of the same to come!