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Jessica Ennis Bio, Age, Height, Early Life, Career, Personal life and More

Posted By: Nazia Mughal | October 22, 2018

Jessica Ennis Biography

Dame Jessica Ennis is a retired British track and field athlete from England specializing in multi evening disciplines and 100 meters hurdles. She was born on Jan 28, 1986, in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Jessica Ennis

She is a member of Sheffield and Dearne athletic club. Jessica Ennis is the current British national record holder for the heptathlon.  Her height if 5 feet and 5 inches while her weight is 57 kg. Her country is England.

Jessica Ennis Early life

Ennis is one of the two daughters of Vinnie Ennis and Alison Powell. She has a younger sister Carmel. Her father is a Jamaican, self-employed painter and decorator while her English mother is a social worker from Derbyshire. Her dad did some sprinting at school, while her mother favored the high jump.

The parents of Jessica Ennis introduced her to athletics by taking her to a Start: Track event at Sheffield’s Don Valley Stadium during the 1996 school summer holidays. In later years, she made a joke that her parents took her to the event because “ I think my mum and dad wanted me out of the house.” She won her first athletic prize there, which was a pair of trainers. More importantly, she met in addition to that Toni Minichiello, the man who became her coach later.

Ennis hill was introduced completely to the career of sports, and she joined the City of Sheffield and Dearne Athletic Club the following year of 1997 at the age of 11. In Nov 2000, at the age of 14 years, she won the Sheffield Federation for school sports Whitham award for the best performance where she won high jump competition. Ennis went to Sharrow primary school in Dore, where she did her GCSEs and stayed in the 6th form to get three A-levels before going on to study psychology at the University of Sheffield and graduated in 2007.

Jessica Ennis Career and success

Jessica Ennis

Ennis’s full-time coach is UK Athletic national coach for combined events Antonio ‘Toni’ who has coached her since she was 11 years old. She also receives specialist javelin coaching from world championships bronze medalist and European championships silver medalist Mick Hill. Her other support staff is Ali Rose, Derry Suter, Steve Ingham, and Dr. Paul Brice. She presented by Jane and Suzi at JCCM. Ennis and her support staff are together known as Team Jennis.

She took part in athletics at a very young age. She competed in the high jump and won AAA Girls title in the high jump at the age of 14 clearing 1.70 meters. In 2001, she was runner-up at the high jump and heptathlon events in the English schools AAA intermediate section and won the high jump in 2002 with a jump of 1.80 meters. She established herself as one of Britain’s top junior athletes at the AAA U20 championships in 2003, and she took the indoor pentathlon title and outdoor 100m hurdles title.

Ennis did competitions at the 2003 World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada in July where after leading at the end of the first day she completed in 5th position with 5,311 points. The following she competed in the 2004 World Junior Championships in Italy, where she finished 8th with 5,542 points again after leading at the end of the first day.

Jessica Ennis Struggle

Ennis won two silver medals in the 100m hurdles and the high jump at the 2004, commonwealth youth games in Australia, held in Nov and Dec in 2004. She also won heptathlon at the July 2005 European athletics junior Championships in Lithuania with a British junior record score of 5,891 points.

Her first senior participation in the international competition was the 2005 Universiade, held in Aug in Turkey where she won a bronze medal with a new personal best of 5,910 points behind winner and second placed Simone.

Her victories are proved when as a senior she won 60m hurdles at the Northern Senior indoor championships in a time of 8.60 seconds. In July 2005, she did a competition in the 100m hurdles and recorded a personal best.

Ennis won a bronze medal for England at the 2006 commonwealth games in Melbourne Australia with a personal best score of 6,269 points improving her previous best total by more than 350 points. Her high jump of 1.91 was enough to take the individual event gold medal. She achieved the personal bests in the high jump the 200m and the javelin. Later in 2006, she improved her personal bests with a score of 6,287 points when finishing 8th at the 2006 European championships.

In 2007, at the European U-23 championships in Debrecen, Ennis won a bronze medal in the 100m hurdles in a time of 13.09 seconds behind winner Nevin and Christina.

Ennis finished second overall in the 2007 world combined events challenge, a competition based on points accumulated at any three of the years. Following she banned for life for her second career doping offense.

Jessica Ennis Personal life

Jessica Ennis

She married to Andy Hill in 2013 in Derbyshire and said she would be known as Jessica Ennis Hill. In Jan 2014, she declared that she would be unable to do a competition in commonwealth games because she was pregnant with her first child.  She delivered her baby son named Reggie, in July 2014. In March 2017, she announced that she is carrying her second baby. She gave birth to her daughter, Olivia on Sep 23, 2017.

She is a fan of Sheffield United, and she is an ambassador for the Jaguar Academy of sports. Also, she is a columnist for ‘The Times’ newspaper.

Jessica Ennis Facts

She got an injury on her right foot during 2008.

In Jan 2010, Ennis captained the GB and Ni team and won the Aviva international match in Glasgow.

In 2011, she appointed as a member of Order of the British Empire in the birthday honors for services to athletes.

Ennis is one of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winners.

She voted into the top three of the ‘BBC sports personality of the year’ for the third time.

Ennis’s autobiography “unbelievable from my childhood dreams to winning Olympic gold” published by Hodder.

In Aug 2016, Ennis was defending her Olympic title at the 2016 Olympic titles after a break of years.

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