Jessica Ennis wows London

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

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Golden girl Jessica Ennis completes Olympic heptathlon dream

Jessica Ennis has cemented her place as a London 2012 icon. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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 with a winning run in the 800m, the seventh and final discipline.

Old school pride in 'smasher' Jessica Ennis

Teachers from her old school have paid tribute to Jessica Ennis, English teacher Ian Rouse taught Ennis media studies and said:

You would never have known the hours she was putting in with her athletics unless someone told you.

She was very bright, very hard-working and she made a great contribution to the school.

I don't think many people did realise she was putting so many hours into her sport.

She's just a smasher.

Chemistry teacher Zoe Thomas said:

She really is an inspiration.

We've got a big poster of her in the gym. There's a massive picture in the school as well. They all know her and there's a lot of pride

She's lovely - totally unaffected but a total professional. Such an impressive person

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Ennis in top spot ahead of 800m

Jessica Ennis leads the field going in to the final event the heptathlon. After scoring 812 points in javelin and 1054 in the high jump she is favourite ahead of the 800m, with a total of 5971 points.

Currently second is Lithuania's Austra Skujyte on 5783.

Jessica Ennis after competing in the 100m Hurdles Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

You can watch the final event tonight at 8.35pm.

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