Latest News Round Up
Every week we scour the internet for the latest news and views from the world of athletics. Containing updates from Jessica and her sponsors. We hope you'll enjoy our latest news round up.
Jessica's parents visited the new Umix Centre in Lowfield near to where Jessica and her sister Carmel were raised. Her mum Alison and Dad Vinnie talk olympics, Don Valley and dogs, with a few nice memories of Jessica's childhood also thrown in.
Plans for a new athletics stadium in Sheffield have been given the thumbs up by Toni Minichiello, coach of Olympic champion Jessica Ennis.
A refurbished Woodburn Road athletics track was unveiled on Tuesday morning as part of a major redevelopment of the condemned Don Valley Stadium, where Ennis took up the sport and still trains.
Jess Ennis given freedom of Sheffield
Sheffield's Olympic hero Jessica Ennis has been officially granted the freedom of her home city.
Ennis, who won the heptathlon gold medal at London 2012 on Super Saturday, was honoured at a private ceremony last night, hosted by Lord Mayor John Campbell.
She was watched by family, friends and civic dignitaries as she signed the scroll granting her the honour.
Mr Campbell said: “Becoming a freeman of Sheffield is the highest civic honour we can display and Jessica truly deserves it.
The ability to get out of breath and work up a sweat could almost be a qualification for an aspiring athlete. However, Olympic gold heptathlete Jessica Ennis fears too many girls avoid taking part in sport because they don’t like getting hot and sweaty.
Ennis said she feels a responsibility to act as a role model for young women who are not keen on exercise. At an awards ceremony for inspirational students and teachers, she revealed sport helped her to beat shyness.