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Jessica Ennis-Hill - British track and field athlete
Jessica Ennis-Hill (born 28 January 1986) is a retired British track and field athlete from England, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles. As a competitor in heptathlon, she is the 2012 Olympic champion, a three-time world champion (2009, 2011, 2015), and the 2010 European champion. She is also the 2010 world indoor pentathlon champion. A member of the City of Sheffield & Dearne athletic club, she is the current British national record holder for the heptathlon. She is a former British record holder in the 100 metres hurdles, the high jump and the indoor pentathlon.
Born in Sheffield on 28 January 1986, Ennis-Hill is one of 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 father did some sprinting at school, whilst her mother favoured the high jump.
They 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 joked 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 athletics prize there, which was a pair of trainers. More importantly, it was there that she met Toni Minichiello, the man who was to become her coach.
Ennis was the British record holder for the heptathlon with 6,955 points, breaking Olympic gold-medallist Denise Lewis's previous record of 6,831 points. If Ennis managed to equal all of her personal bests in one heptathlon competition, she would achieve a total of 7,175 points. Lewis's equivalent personal best total would be 6,970 points.