16 September 2019
| THE HEARTBEAT OF WOMEN'S SPORT

Athletics: Ennis up for Laureus award

January 13, 2011

British heptathlon world champion Jessica Ennis has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award after a record-breaking 2010.

jess-ennisEnnis, who will turn 25 later this month, followed up her triumph at the World Championships in 2009 by storming to the pentathlon World Indoor title in Doha and European gold in the heptathlon last year too by accumulating a stunning 6,823 points in Barcelona – a championship record and the best score during 2010 to boot.

But now the heptathlete from Sheffield faces an altogether different challenge – fighting off the best of the rest in women’s sport to win what is considered to be the sporting equivalent of an Academy Award.

Her rivals for the award are Danish tennis sensation Caroline Wozniacki, tennis veterans Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters, skiing’s Lindsay Vonn and fellow track-and-field star Blanka Vlasic.

……………………………………………………………………………………

Related stories:

Sportsister meets: Christine Ohuruogu and Jessica Ennis

Awards: BOA announce Olympic Athlete of the Year winners

SPOTY: Jess Ennis comes third for second year running as AP McCoy scoops top gong

……………………………………………………………………………………


……………………………………………………………………………………

Speaking to insidethegames.biz, Lord Sebastian Coe, who masterminded London’s successful 2012 Olympic bid, thinks Ennis will continue to go from strength-to-strength and be part of the 2012 goldrush.

“In a couple of years Jessica has turned herself into one of the best athletes in the world and she just seems to be getting better and better.” Coe said.

“Everyone in Britain will be hoping that she can carry this brilliant form through to 2012 and win an Olympic gold medal in London.

“She thoroughly deserves her nomination after an immensely successful year.” Coe added.

Jourdan Rhule, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

One Comment

  1. Pingback: Athletics: Injured Brit Mara Yamauchi to miss this year’s London Marathon | Sportsister

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Select a sport

Find out how to get started, training plans and expert advice.