Sheffield’s golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill shows off new Olympic kit

Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio.  
Photo: Adidas UK/Handout Photo/PA Wire
Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio. Photo: Adidas UK/Handout Photo/PA Wire
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Sheffield’s golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill has said Team GB’s new Olympic attire will give athletes ‘an edge’ this summer.

Ennis-Hill was one of Team GB’s biggest stars of the 2012 London games and was the face of the official unveiling of the new Adidas kit.

Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio.

Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio.

The patriotic strip, which features a new coat of arms, has been praised by athletes.

The kit, which will be worn by athletes at this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, has been designed by Stella McCartney.

Ennis-Hill, a 2012 Olympic gold medallist said: “I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the creative process.

“It’s an amazing design and I think it will give British athletes a massive sense of pride and give us an edge in Rio.”

Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio.

Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio.

The coat of arms incorporates the floral emblems of the four Home Nations - a rose, thistle, leek and flax.

The design is also topped by a lion resting on a crown made of gold, silver and bronze medals, all within a strict red, white and blue palette.

Adidas said the high-performance outfits are on average 10 per cent lighter than the 2012 kit and were made with ‘extensive consultation’.

Replica kit includes a cycling training jersey with a recommended retail price of £54.95, a rugby jersey for £59.95 and shorts at £24.95.

Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio.

Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio.

Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio.

Jessica Ennis-Hill models the new Olympic kit for this summer's games in Rio.

Team GB's (left-right) Tom Mitchell, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tom Daley and Olivia Breen during the kit launch at Seymour Leisure Centre, London. John Walton/PA Wire

Team GB's (left-right) Tom Mitchell, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tom Daley and Olivia Breen during the kit launch at Seymour Leisure Centre, London. John Walton/PA Wire

Team GB's Olivia Breen, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Tom Daley during the kit launch at Seymour Leisure Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 27, 2016. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire

Team GB's Olivia Breen, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Tom Daley during the kit launch at Seymour Leisure Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 27, 2016. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire