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Jessica Ennis wins Olympic gold medal in women's heptathlon

Jessica Ennis celebrates winning the Heptathlon, after the 800 metre event. Photo: Reuters

Team GB's golden girl Jessica Ennis has fulfilled her dream of being crowned the women's Olympic heptathlon champion.

Four years after injury forced her out of the Beijing Games, the queen of Sheffield secured the Olympic gold in the 800m, the seventh and final discipline.

Her triumph was cheered on by an Olympic Stadium at capacity, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Prime Minister among 80,000 fans in Statford.

Ennis, regarded by many as the face of the London 2012, broke new ground on her way to the gold medal.

The 26-year-old earlier set a personal best in the javelin, a day after running her fastest ever 200m.

She began her run to gold with the fastest ever time for a heptathlete in the 100m hurdles. Team GB showered their praise as they celebrated their fourth gold medal of the day.