SHEFFIELD’S Jessica Ennis is the pride of the nation after winning the heptathlon gold medal - here’s her story in years, from her birth in he city in 1986.
1986: Born January 28, in Sheffield.
2006: March - Wins a bronze medal in her first professional and senior tournament at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
2007: May - Equals the 25-year-old British high jump record for women by jumping 1.95metres.
2007: May - Breaks Denise Lewis’s under-23 British record for the heptathlon by scoring 6,388 at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge in Dezenzano, Italy. In doing so she successfully reaches the standard for qualifying for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.
2008: June - It is revealed after a scan that Ennis has broken her right ankle and will not compete at Beijing.
2009: May - Ennis puts the difficult year behind her by winning the Dezenzano event, with a total of 6,587 points, putting her third on the British all-time list, behind Lewis and Judy Simpson.
August 16 - Wins gold medal at World Championships in Berlin, with a new lifetime best of 6,731 points, putting her second, behind Lewis, on the British all-time list.
December - Comes third in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and is named ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ by the British Sports Journalists’ Association.
2010: March - Wins pentathlon gold at the World Indoor Championships in Doha in a new British and Championship record of 4,937 points.
July 31 - Wins gold in the heptathlon at the European Championships in Barcelona with a new personal best of 6,823 points.
December - Comes third in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and named the SJA’s ‘Sportswoman of the Year’, both for the second year running.
2011: February - Withdraws from European Indoor Championships in Paris with an ankle injury.
June - Appointed MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
August - Loses her world heptathlon title as she has to settle for silver behind Tatyana Chernova in Daegu, finishing 129 points adrift of the Russian.
2012: March - Loses her world pentathlon title in Istanbul, her new British record of 4,965 points only good enough for silver as Ukraine’s Nataliya Dobrynska sets a new world record of 5,013 points.
May 25 - Laughs off reports a senior figure at UK Athletics described her as fat.
May 27 - Breaks Lewis’ British record to win the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis by racking up a total of 6,906 points, 75 more than Lewis’ mark of 6,831 set in 2000.
August 4 - Wins London 2012 gold medal with 6955 points.