Jessica Ennis: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Jessica Ennis, the British Olympic athlete.

  • Jessica Ennis was born in Sheffield on 28th January 1986.
  • She won a gold medal in the heptathlon in the 2010 European Championships, the 2009 World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
  • Jessica lives in Sheffield and she is a fan of Sheffield United Football Club.
  • Following her Olympic success, Jessica featured in a special edition of The Beano comic – Dennis the Menace became Ennis the Menace.
  • She was made a CBE in 2013.
  • One of her favourite TV shows is Grey’s Anatomy.
  • She has been coached by Toni Minichiello since she was just 13.
  • Jessica Ennis did not compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 due to injury.
  • Her coaching staff are nicknamed ‘Team Jennis’.
  • Her star sign is Aquarius.
  • One of the stands at Bramhall Lane (the home stadium of Sheffield United FC) has been named after Jessica Ennis.