Ennis' Heptathlon in pictures

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Jessica Ennis celebrates with her Gold Medal after winning the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Right from the starting pistol in the 100 metres hurdles, Jessica Ennis dominated the Olympic women's Heptathlon. Here we map out her event in pictures.

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Jess Ennis storms to a World Record in the opening event of the women's Heptathlon Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

The 26 year old from Sheffield got off to the best possible start in her first event, the 100 metres Hurdles. She ran faster than even any female Hurdler has done before, setting a world record of 12.54 seconds.

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Jessica Ennis competes in the high jump during the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Despite coming fifth in the High Jump, she still managed to hold on to her overall lead. A jump of 1.86m "wasn't too bad" according to Ennis, but she was disappointed not to make 1.89m.

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Jessica Ennis competes in the shot put during the Heptathlon, in the Olympic Stadium Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Ennis slipped back to second after her Shot Put. Lithuanian, Austra Skujyte set a world heptathlon best of 17.31m to take a 64-point lead.

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Jessica Ennis competes in the Women's Heptathlon 200m at the Olympic Stadium Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Ennis fought back to set another personal best of 22.83 seconds in the 200m. It meant she finished day one on 4,158 points, her best ever score at the half way point. It gave her a 184 point lead over Skujyte.

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Jessica Ennis in the Long Jump event of the Heptathlon during day eight of the London Olympic Games Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

At the start of day two, the Sheffield star extended her lead over Skujyte to 258 points with a leap of 6.48m in the final round of the long jump. Only Tatyana Chernova could jump further than Ennis.

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Jessica Ennis competes in the javelin during the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Javelin could have been the event where it all unravelled for Jessica. The same event, widely considered her weakest, cost her the world title in Daegu last year. But the crowd roared her on to a personal best of 47.49m in the final round.

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Jessica Ennis celebrates winning the Heptathlon, after the 800m event during day eight of the London Olympic Games Credit: John Giles/PA Wire.

By the time she ran the final event, the 800 metres Ennis had the Olympic title all but sewn up. She would have to have been almost 13 seconds slower than her nearest rival to not take gold. In the end, with almost 80,000 people screaming and urging her on, she won the final event, winning the title and improving her national record to 6,955 points.

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Jessica Ennis kisses her Gold Medal after winning the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Finally, after years of hard work, gruelling training and setbacks, and in front of a TV audience of 16 million people she collected the one medal that she and Great Britain have so longed for.