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It’s fitting that Ennis-Hill’s reign mirrored the meteoric rise of women’s sport

It’s fitting that Ennis-Hill’s reign mirrored the meteoric rise of women’s sport

I’ll never forget the first time Jessica Ennis-Hill blew me away. It was 2009 and we were following her progress at the world championships in Berlin. Her buildup to the event had been horrible – missing the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with a broken ankle and having to retrain for the long jump using a different leg for take off. We knew she was in brilliant form, despite the setbacks, but in the shot put she stuttered. Two weak throws and her points tally suddenly looked shaky. Then, on her final attempt, she gathered herself together and pulled out a personal best. […]

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