Jessica Ennis-Hill

Heptathlon Olympic Champion 2012

BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Born 28/01/1986

Personal Bests 6955 points

Jessica Ennis-Hill Athletics / Jennis Fitness

Heptathlon Olympic Champion 2012
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Born 28/01/1986
Personal Bests 6955 points

Jess Ennis, Olympic Champion 2012 , British Record Holder 2012 and World Champion in 2010 in the heptathlon, World Champion in the pentathlon 2010 and European heptathlon Champion 2010 and the UK’s.

As a junior she showed great promise and in 2006, her first year as a senior athlete, she showed she has even greater promise when she won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2007 she broke Olympic Champion Denis Lewis’s Under-23 record for heptathlon and equalled the 25yr old British High Jump Record with 1.95m. Her continued success as a senior heptathlete earned her a place on team GB for the 2008 Olympic Games, a dream that was shattered along with her season as a result of three stress fractures in her ankle.

2009 got off to a good start with training going according to plan and a low key competition in the northern Championships showed her recovery is well on track.

She followed this in May 2009 with a stunning return to heptathlon in Desenzano del Garda, where she set a personal best of 6587, placing her third on the British all time heptathlon records. Her season has progressively seen her set personal bests in most disciplines taking her into the World Championships in the form of her life to win the GOLD medal and become World Champion in Berlin, setting a new overall PB of 6731.

At the World Indoors in Doha in March 2010 she added another world title when she won the pentathlon with the 3rd highest ever score for the event – beating the Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists too.

In July 2010 she went on to add a further gold medal to her tally when she won a tough battle against the Olympic Champion as the European Championships in Barcelone, scoring a personal best and Championship record of 6823 – just 8 points shy of Denise Lewis’ British Record.

Despite relinquishing her world outdoor gold to Russia’s Tatyana Chernova in 2011 and taking second place at the World Indoor Championships in March, to defending Olympic champion Nataliya Dobrynska. 2012 saw Ennis come out with renewed energy.

In May 2012 Ennis broke Denise Lewis’ 12-year- old British heptathlon record after recording a total of 6906 in Austria.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Jessica Ennis won the ultimate Gold becoming the Olympic Champion in the Heptathlon.

Her 2013 season was cut short with a recurring achilles injury racing only sparingly during the summer.

In 2014 Jessica gave birth to her first child, a son, Reggie Ennis-Hill, and in the winter months returned to training. After a tough early 2015 with injury’s and physical changes from childbirth Jessica defied all odds to win the heptathlon gold medal at the World Championships in Beijing. She also achieved the qualification standard for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Jess, a psychology graduate from the University of Sheffield has little time to relax given the rigours of training for seven events, but enjoys just chilling out with friends and loves to shop for clothes.

She is coached by Toni Minichiello.


Personal Bests
Heptathlon 6906, Gotzis Austria 2012 (British Record)
Heptathlon 6823, Barcelona 2010
Pentathlon 4937 Doha, Qatar March 2009
100m Hurdles 12.97 (w +0.1) Osaka , Japan, August 2007
100m Hurdles 12.81, Bottrop, Germany, June 2009
200m 23.15 Osaka, Japan, August 2007
800m 2:09.88, Desenzano del Garda, Italy, May 2009
High Jump 1.95NR Szcezcin, Poland, May 2007
Long Jump 6.54 (w +2.6) Manchester, GBR, June 2007
Long Jump 6.51 New York June 2010
Shot Putt 14.24 Gotzis 2010
Javelin 46.71 Barcelona 2010

Championships highlights


World Championships Berlin 2015 1st 6669
Olympic Games London 2012 1st 6955 PB
British Record Gotzis, Austria 2012 1st 6906 PB
European Championships Barcelona 2010 1st 6823 PB
World Indoor Championships Qatar 2010 1st 4937 PB
World Championships, Berlin 2009 1st 6731 PB
World Championships, Osaka, Japan 2007 4th 6469 PB
European Championships , Goteborg, Austria 2006 8th 6287
Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia 2006 3rd 6269 Bronze
Universiade, Izmir, Turkey, 2005 3rd 5910
European Juniors, Kaunas, Greece, 2005 1st 5891
World Juniors, Grosseto, Italy, 2004 8th 5542

European Indoors, Birmingham GBR, 2007 6th 4716