She’s a career girl, Jessica Ennis-Hill will be asking herself when she can get back to work

Olympic athlete and gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill  MBE at her wedding to Andy Hill at Hathersage Church, Derbyshire.''Glen Minikin / rossparry.co.uk
Olympic athlete and gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill MBE at her wedding to Andy Hill at Hathersage Church, Derbyshire.''Glen Minikin / rossparry.co.uk
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There are many sides to a woman - most of them opposing.

They are what make us diamonds (we say).

When it comes to a dazzler like Jessica Ennis-Hill, the facets to her character could not be more contrasting. Away from the running track, she is girly, down to earth... And just plain normal, as this picture (right) of a beaming Sheffield bride feeling like a princess on her wedding day, so aptly illustrates.

But the antithesis of that sweet, blushing bride is a sportswoman of steely determination and incredible prowess, an athlete who pushes herself to the brink and beyond in pursuit of perfection and top spot on the podium.

Critics have slammed the way sports pundits reported her pregnancy announcement last week. Within seconds of offering congratulations, they were debating how long she would be out of action for; when she would start training again.

Disrespectful? Iced water on her bonfire? A nation’s selfish expectations trampling over her good news? Ridiculous.

True, pregnancy isn’t an injury that needs to heal. But the heptathlon is Jessica’s job. The questions the pundits posed? Bet you, within hours of getting over the shock and the joy of it, she was asking herself exactly the same things. Just like every working woman does.