8/12 - For hosts Great Britain, the undoubted superstar was Jessica Ennis, a heptathlete of remarkable talent and composure who snatched gold despite immense pressure and the unforgiving lens of modern celebrity. Her comfortable win in the toughest of contests, and her vow to "keep exactly the same and the way I am", sparked national praise and a call from women's activists for more positive role models like her.

Jessica Ennis celebrates on the podium Gold medallist Jessica Ennis of Great Britain shows her delight after winning the women's Heptathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

Jessica Ennis @J_Ennis showing the world that this tiny country produces world class #Olympic champions GIRL POWER!! #TeamGB #London2012

London 2012: Britain's Olympic gold rush provides a lesson for politics

Jessica Ennis showing the world that this tiny country produces world class champions GIRL POWER!

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Behind the scenes with British heptathlete Jessica Ennis

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Team GB launch the new Adidas kit for the Olympic games in Rio designed by Stella McCartney

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Jessica Ennis-Hill will be competing in the heptathlon on Friday but her coach says she'll aim for a 'post-pregnancy personal best' following giving birth two years ago

Jess Ennis' coach says she'll aim for a 'post-pregnancy personal best'

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Walking around Sheffield Hallam University to see such an amazing young woman, Jessica Ennis inspiring me to reach my dreams.

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