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29 November 2010

Get behind our 'Vote Jess' campaign and help spread the word on the official UKA Facebook Page!


Jessica Ennis has been nominated for the coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award following two inspiring gold medal performances during the 2010 season.

In a year which saw the most celebrated European Championships outing ever by a British team and two successful Samsung Diamond League meetings, hosted at Aviva Series events in the UK, athletics was truly brought into the hearts and minds of the British public this year with Ennis at the forefront.

UKA is proud to get behind Jessica, celebrate her incredible year and support her nomination for 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Vote by phone during the live show on 19 December at 19:00 on BBC 1.

Jessica Ennis - credentials

Ennis has a reputation as being an athlete who can peak perfectly for the major championships and she did just that in 2010 winning pentathlon and heptathlon titles at the World Indoors and European Championships respectively.

Her success this year further cemented her as the golden girl of British athletics as she followed up her outstanding World Championships outdoor title performance from 2009.

But life didn't always go to plan for the Yorkshire born athlete, in 2008 the heptathlete suffered injury in the lead up to the 2008 Olympic Games and was forced to shelve her Olympic dream. However, Ennis was back on the track for the following indoor season and went from strength to strength that year (2009), concluding with a gold medal at the World Championships.

Click HERE for seven reasons to vote Jess.



Club: City of Sheffield

Coach: Toni Minichiello

Home Town: Sheffield, Yorkshire

Currently Lives: Sheffield

Event: Heptathlon

Breakthrough: 2005, European Junior Championships

Major Championships Record:

2009 – World Championships 1st, 2007 – 4th

2010 – IAAF World Indoor Pentathlon Championships 1st

2006 European Championships 8th, 2010 1st

2006 – Commonwealth Games 3rd


Don’t forget Jodie Williams and Dan Lucker are also in the running for Young Sports Personality of the Year! Click HERE for more!