Jessica Ennis provided a glorious moment for Great Britain on "Super Saturday."
The Brits had an amazing day at the Olympic Stadium with Ennis winning the heptathlon; Mo Farah getting the gold in the 10,000m run; and Greg Rutherford taking the top prize in the long jump.
Mo's win was definitely exciting after 25 laps around the track, but Jessica's journey was just as gruelingÂ—she had to compete in the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m run, long jump, javelin and 800m run over the course of two days.
By the time she got to the 800m, Jessica was so far ahead that she could have taken it easy, but she decided to wow the crowd (which included Prince William and Kate Middleton) by finishing hard and winning the race. The victory was extremely sweet for Ennis, who experienced major heartbreak four years ago when she broke her ankle before the Beijing Olympics.
Jessica Ennis is a gorgeous girl with perfect skin, a beautiful face, and a bright smile. And of course her six pack is definitely to be envied. So it might come as a surprise to some Olympic fans that the tiny 26-year-old was once called fat.
According to Jessica's coach, an unnamed British athletics official labeled the 5ft 5in powerhouse fat earlier this year. Jess Ennis might not have long supermodel-esque legs like some of the athletes she competed against at the Olympics, but she's about as far from fat as a woman can getÂ—it would probably be impossible to pinch an inch anywhere on her body.
Unfortunately looks seem to be very important in the Olympics these daysÂ—sometimes athletes can get more attention for being sexy than they get for winning gold. Case in point: Paraguayan javelin thrower Leryn Franco has gotten a lot of attention for being labeled the sexiest Olympian competing at the London games, but she doesn't have a chance in hell of winning a medal.
Female Olympians like swimmer Amanda Beard and high jumper Amy Acuff have gone on to pose nude in Playboy, and there are lots of beach volleyball fans who watch that event just for the skimpy outfits. Some of them might be shocked to see that even these hottest of Olympic athletes aren't perfect as HD TV reveals their stretch marks and wrinkles.
Sadly sports involving women are often turned into beauty contests, so it's not surprising that someone made a stupid comment about Jess Ennis' weight. These days it seems to be way too important for athletes to look sexy in ads and on the covers of magazines. And women aren't the only ones who get more attention if they look goodÂ—Ryan Lochte's boyish charm has earned him quite a few female fans, even if he doesn't seem to have the best personality.
Jess will probably go on to get her fair share of endorsement deals not just because of her gold medal, but because she's a sexy woman. It might not be right that her looks are so important, but hopefully that official who criticized her weight is eating his words right about now.
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