Golden girl is a real inspiration

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SHEFFIELD golden girl Jessica Ennis is as inspirational as the Queen according to a new study.

Jessica, from Dore, 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion, finished joint top with the Queen in a poll to find the most inspirational British women, part of Oxfam’s Get Together fundraising campaign ahead of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8.

In joint third were Dame Helen Mirren – who won a best actress Oscar for her portrayal of the Queen in 2006 film The Queen – and Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Samantha Scott, for Oxfam, said: “It is positive to see women such as Jessica so highly rated, showing how strongly women value personal dedication and achievement.”