Latest News Round Up
Every week we scour the internet for the latest news and views from the world of athletics. Containing key updates about Jessica's progress to London 2012 we hope you'll enjoy our latest news round up.
British Olympic champion Jessica Ennis has been shortlisted for the IAAF world female athlete of the year award.
Ennis, who won gold in the heptathlon at London 2012, has been named alongside Allyson Felix of the United States and Valerie Adams of New Zealand, on the three-woman shortlist.
Jessica's first book signing will be at Sheffield Meadowhall next week - on Thursday 8th November at 1pm.
You'll need to collect a wristband from Meadowhall beforehand - they will be available from WHSmith tomorrow morning (3rd Nov) from 7am.
Call WHSmith for more details 0114 256 8000. Full details here: http://www.meadowhall.co.uk/jess_ennis_book_signing.aspx
Now that the Olympic gold medal is out the way, there are three things left for Jessica Ennis to do – get back her world title, surpass Carolina Kluft’s European heptathlon record and meet Will Smith.
As Eric Morecambe might have said, they are all the right targets, but not necessarily in the right order.
Ennis almost met Will Smith once in New York where he was filming and she was competing. Of all the things that have happened since she became an Olympic champion – appearing on the Jonathan Ross Show, mixing with stars and VIPs, having some 20,000 people welcome her back to Sheffield, a football stand named after her at Bramall Lane – meeting Will Smith is her No1 dream.
“It all takes my breath away and I was like, ‘oooh!’, when I saw how many people there were in Sheffield. I thought there would be a few, but not that many,” said Ennis.
Olympic Golden Girl Jessica Ennis last night added yet another award to her trophy cabinet – a Cosmo Ultimate Women Award. She was named the Ultimate Olympian at a star studded ceremony in London’s V&A museum. I mean just look at how they set up the table plan for the VIP guests including Very’s own Fearne Cotton, half the X Factor contestants, Alexandra Burke, One Direction and Kelly Osbourne.
We know how much of an honour it is to win an award as Very’s Danielle collected a Cosmo Award for Best Brand Blog at the magazine’s prestigious blog awards recently. As a result of last night’s win the heptathlete was glowing and I made the most of the opportunity to have a few words with her about fashion and future plans. She really is quite petitie!
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has been voted Olympic athlete of the year by British athletics fans.
The 26-year-old, who added gold at London 2012 to her world and indoor titles, received 48% of the vote. She finished only 4% ahead of double Olympic distance runner Mo Farah in the poll, organised by UK Athletics.
Ennis, who set a British record score of 6,995 points to win at London 2012, said of her latest award:
"Thank you to all of the UK Athletics fans for voting me the British Olympic athlete of the year - what an honour.
Still basking in the glory of this summer's London Olympics, Jess Ennis hit the red carpet in style this weekend as the star attraction at the UK Atletics Gala Dinner.
Is athletic set to replace skinny as the most sought-after figure? It seems like it, as a recent survey shows Jessica Ennis leaves stars such as Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Kelly Brook trailing in her wake, after the Olympic champion gained the most votes from respondents asked to select their most desirable and aspirational celebrity figures.