Track Beauty of the Week: Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis is this week’s track beauty!

I first noticed Ennis back in the 2006 Goteborg European Champs. Kelly Sotherton was Britain’s top heptathlete at that time. Ennis was a young, 20-year old upstart. Because of stress fractures on her foot, she missed her shot at glory back in 2008. Ennis gradually crawled out of Sotherton’s shadow, winning gold at the 2009 Berlin World Championships – her first major international crown.

Photos from thesun.co.uk, bbc.co.uk and Wikipedia

Ennis, despite her small stature, is one mean competitor. Her personal bests in the 60m hurdles (7.95s) and the high jump (1.95m) are British National records. She recently scored a superb 6,823 points at the 2010 Barcelona European Athletics Championships, erasing the legendary Carolina Kluft‘s championship record. Fresh from her dramatic victory over Beijing Champion Natalia Dobrynska, it’s only fitting that we honor the newly-minted European Champion as the Track Beauty of the Week.

The multi-event specialist is, without a doubt, the poster girl of the 2012 London Olympics.

Additional links:

Wiki

Photo credits:

The Sun

BBC

Video credits:

EuroChampionships10

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7 responses to “Track Beauty of the Week: Jessica Ennis

  1. monvdd August 2, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    Nakanampooocha! Good stuff, Jobs!

  2. Paul August 7, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    With a body like that and a smile that’ll melt your heart, she should be Track Beauty of the Week, EVERY WEEK.

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  4. Lauren June 17, 2011 at 5:43 AM

    agreed! she is the best track beauty :)

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