Jessica Ennis Hill is a modern day sporting hero. Born 28 January 1986 she was a British track and field athlete , specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles.
As a competitor in heptathlon, she won the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal on super Saturday, and is a three-time world champion as well as European champion in 2010.
Ennis-Hill was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to athletics. She also became the second woman (and the first British woman) to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2008 she was forced to miss the Beijing Olympics with what was feared to be a career threatening injury. With determination, self belief and commitment she managed to return to the sport and achieve amazing results.
Since retiring from competitive sport she has become a sports commentator as well as an author writing numerous children's books.
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hills is a great role model for our students at Great Baddow High School. Showing that with perseverance and maintaining focus you can achieve great things. She perfectly fits our School motto Semper Altoria Speramus 'Always striving for higher things' which our students pride themselves in doing.
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
Track and field athlete, specialising in the heptathlon.
An English schools champion in hurdles, high jump and the pentathlon. Graduated in psychology from university.
Won a record equalling three gold medals in world championship heptathlons, gold and silver at world indoor championships, gold in the European championships, bronze in the commonwealth games and gold and silver in the Olympics.