Meet Jessica Ennis, British Heptathlete with hopes of bringing home the gold at the Beijing Olympics. Read her biography and see photos and a video of her below.
Jessica Ennis had to pull out of the HypoMeeting in Austria today after suffering a reoccurrence of an ankle injury. With just ten weeks until the Olympics, its causing some concern as to whether or not she will be able to compete. Even though she held on to second place in the competition, she later opted to pull out to prevent further injury this close to the Olympics.
“My ankle is sore and it is not the best scenario so close to the Olympics. I am going to try to keep positive, I feel in really good shape but I did not want to take any chances.
Jessica Ennis was born on January 28, 1986 in Sheffield, England. She is 22-years-old. She has recently graduated from the University of Sheffield and is working full time in preparation for the Beijing Olympics.
She started competing as a junior and youth athlete in 2000 and show enormous promise as a multi-eventer from the beginning. She started competing at senior championships at the 2005 World University Games and won the bronze medal. She brought home another bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Ennis is ranked fourth in the world for heptathlon. She is ranked only behind Carolina Klüft, Lyudmila Blonska and teammate Kelly Sotherton. She is in the top 40 for High Jump and 100m hurdles.