Jessica Ennis wows London

Jessica Ennis realised her Olympic dream on Saturday as she claimed gold in the heptathlon.

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Jess Ennis: 'The crowd was so loud it gave me goosebumps'

Jess Ennis takes her Gold medal position on the podium at the Olympic Stadium last night. Credit: PA

Olympic heptathlon champion Jess Ennis said that despite the pressure of being the unofficial face of the Games, the British public were a huge help in achieving her remarkable feat.

"The crowd was so loud it gave me goosebumps," she told BBC News this morning. "It's like nothing I've ever experienced before."

"I just wanted to run sensibly because I knew I had a good buffer," she said. "I just wanted to give it everything...it was a nice feeling crossing the line first!"

And after just a few hours of sleep, she said she's still coming to terms with her new reality: "I'm still just so excited...I still can't believe it's happened."

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Team GB football fans declare 'there's only one Jess Ennis'

Jessica Ennis' stunning run to gold in the Olympic Stadium has sparked jubilant scenes at one of the UK's other leading sports arenas.

According to BBC Radio 5 live's Mark Pougatch, fans cheering on the men's Team GB football team at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium have chanted the golden girl's name:

There are some 70,000 people watching Team GB against South Korea and they just broke into one voice shouting 'there is only one Jess Ennis' when they heard the news.

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