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British track and field star Jessica Ennis won a gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Under the guidance of her coaching staff, cleverly titled "Team Jennis," she continued her success in the following years, competing in her first Olympic Games in London in 2012.
At the 2012 Olympic Games, Ennis wowed audiences in the 100-meter hurdles (the first of her heptathlon events),
setting a British record of 12.54 seconds. The time was the fastest any heptathlete had run the race since Jackie Joyner-Kersee's 12.69 seconds in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. After a 1.86-meter high jump, a 14.28-meter shot put, and a 200-meter personal best of 22.83 seconds, Ennis established a solid lead. Almost 36 hours after her first event, she finished the competition with the 800-meter. She secured the gold medal with a time of two minutes, 8.65 seconds, and became the new Olympic heptathlon champion.
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