Jessica Ennis thrilled the world by winning the women’s heptathlon today. In her final event, we watched Jessica run full stride in the 800 meters. In her usual determined fashion, Jessica’s face and muscled body demonstrated every inch of her body was being used to achieve the gold medal.
Recently called “fat” and “carrying unnecessary weight by a highly ranked British coach, Jessica, in all her muscular beauty (not an ounce of fat anywhere), showed the world the power of women in sport. Smartly, she used her status as a British Olympic athlete to land lucrative promotional deals. Athletes and their family spends years of struggling to support and finance their young children as rising sport stars.
In 1996, Jessica’s greatness first appeared at age 10 when she ran in a practice race at a summer camp in the hurdles. What was clear, she had natural strength and skills. She earned every bit of her notoriety by the strength to compete in all seven events that make up the heptathlon, including 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m, long jump, javelin, and 800m.
Jessica is a team player as shown by her three part reaction to winning the gold. First, she laid down showing as if she was overwhelmed. Next, she held the British flag up behind her in traditional Olympic fashion. Her final act was to lock arm in arms with her teammates as they left the field. Jessica is a true sportswoman who welcomes the world with her warmth.
Photo [Flickr by AdamKR]