Last Saturday Britain’s Jessica Ennis won the Women’s Heptathlon at the European Track & Field Championships in Barcelona.
Yesterday the LONDON GUARDIAN had this on Ennis, who is currently the top-ranked heptathlete in the world:
Expectations will not diminish between now and the London Olympics. In two years’ time the poster girl of British athletics will be under great pressure to win her first Olympic title.
Along with her beauty, Ennis certainly endears herself to the British public by possessing the requisite lack of confidence required by all athletes representing The Crown.
From the Guardian:
Is performing under pressure the mark of a great champion? “I don’t recommend it, to be honest!” she said with a laugh. “It’s not a good feeling. I was sat there panicking, thinking it would be so easy to mess it up. I’m going to try and work on that and maybe get a good one out in the first round next time.”
I’ve been thinking about making the jaunt across the pond for the 2012 Games. Good to now be aware that if I do, thanks to Ennis, I’ll assuredly contract an acute case of the Hep.