The 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion is a British track and field icon. Having retired late last year after winning silver in Rio, Ennis-Hill will be remembered as an inspiration and one of Great Britain’s sporting greats.
She celebrates her 31st birthday today so it’s only right we take a look back at her remarkable achievements.
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 proud member of the City of Sheffield & Dearne athletic club, she is the current British national record holder for the heptathlon.
But that’s not all she is a former British record holder in the 100 metres hurdles, the high jump and the indoor pentathlon. She could literally do it all.
Other sport stars born on this day
1977: Takuma Sato, Japanese driver who races in the IndyCar Series after a career in Formula One (40).
1978: Gianluigi Buffon, Italy and Juventus ‘keeper, 2006 World Cup winner and seven-time Serie A champion(39).
1978: Jamie Carragher, Liverpool’s second-longest ever serving player and a Champions League winner (39).
1984: Andre Iguodala, NBA champion and Finals MVP with Golden State and an Olympic gold with the USA (33).
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