The Greatest Olympian’s Of All Time: Top Five

The Greatest Olympian’s Of All Time: Top Five

2. Jessica Ennis-Hill.

The golden girl of British Athletics in 2012 was Jessica Ennis. As we entered the London Olympic Games vast pressure was placed on her shoulders as the poster girl of the event and a two time World Heptathlon Champion.

What followed is widely regarded by spectators and competitors alike as one of the greatest Olympic Games ever held. We lit up the world with an electric atmosphere every night inside the Olympic Stadium, whilst every event was sold out in minutes from Equestrian to Trap Shooting.

Fast Forward to Super Saturday, where the greatest night ever in British athletics unfolded with Jessica Ennis winning Heptahtlon Gold in front of a rapturous and emotional home support. Whilst fellow Brits Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford also landed first place in the 5000m and the Long jump soon after to complete the Gold rush.

It was to be the only Olympic Gold of her career, yet you would be hard pushed to find a more likeable and deserving recipient as she broke down in tears after the race, overwhelmed with raw emotion as her achievement began to sink in, her lifelong dream had been realised.

As she stepped up to collect her winners medal a deafening roar pierced the night sky, which led her to shed tears of joy in truly heart warming scenes.

Her pivotal role in Team GB’s success will never be forgotten and her life has changed immeasurably since those games, as marriage and children would make her reassess her life choices. Yet she still managed to add another Olympic Silver to her collection at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

Jessica was later awarded a damehood by the Queen in honour of her outstanding contribution to British Athletics.

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