Fat chance of Jess losing focus in run-up to Games

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JESSICA Ennis is clearly a loser.

That taut, toned frame we saw modelling the Great Britain Olympic kit is frankly disgusting.

There must be at LEAST a milligram of extra lard cladding those perfectly defined abs and hanging over her skin-tight shorts.

All those computer controlled training programmes, the scientifically calculated eating regime, the genetics she was dealt at birth and the talent and discipline to be the best in her sport have clearly left her with a huge problem.

She’s already been dubbed by some as ‘Britain’s fattest Heptathlon record holder EVER!’ and may later become ‘Britain’s fattest Heptathlon Olympic Champion EVER!’

I understand that South Yorkshire Fire And Rescue service has already ordered scaffolding, put doctors and a fleet of brickies and joiners on stand-by so they can take the bedroom window out of her house to get Jessica back in after the Olympics.

For those who haven’t had their heads up since the 20th penalty sailed into the west London dusk, Jessica is 5ft 5ins tall and weighs nine stone and a ‘senior UK Athletics official’ has been quoted this weekend as saying that our heptathlon hopeful was ‘fat’ and carrying ‘too much weight’.

The comments came as it emerged Ennis’s teammate, Louise Hazel, has also been told she’s too heavy.

Of course we don’t know who said it or which secure unit they are now permanently resident in.

Suffice to say however that the aforementioned team of joiners and bricklayers are actually on stand-by not because Jess is too fat to move but because she may have to have an extension built at her house to accommodate all the flowers, cards, letters of congratulation, modeling and media contracts, advertising deals and endorsement requests that will inevitably land when she wins Olympic gold. And she will win it.

The ‘senior UK Athletics official’ responsible for the deluded utterances won’t make Jessica try any harder or train better or eat differently, she has far too much sense and focus to be sidetracked by the blatherings of a blazered buffoon.

But others of perhaps a more insecure disposition might.

Your daughter, son or sister, the kid across the road or someone like Hollie Avil perhaps, the former World Junior Triathlon champion, World Under 23s Champion ranked number one in the world who developed an eating disorder early in her career after a coach said her weight would be an issue if she wanted to run faster.

“You become addicted to not eating and getting thinner,” said Hollie this weekend after she announced she has just had to quit her sport. “You just keep going and going and nothing gets in your way. As I saw myself losing weight, I just wanted to keep going and kept thinking of other ways I could restrict my diet.”

A tragic waste of talent who became obsessed about her weight and ill because of it.

Jessica Ennis will know of the perils of obsession and will hopefully carry on working calmly and methodically towards her dream of an Olympic gold medal.

Senior UK Athletics Officials might want to be more careful about what he or she says. Elite athletes are already fixated by their diet and fitness regimes and don’t need cack-handed and ill-considered comments like that to deal with.