Jess to be on Walk of Fame

Golden moment: Sheffield's athletics queen Jess Ennis with her Heptathlon medal at the IAAF World Championships at the Olympiastadion, Berlin.
Golden moment: Sheffield's athletics queen Jess Ennis with her Heptathlon medal at the IAAF World Championships at the Olympiastadion, Berlin.

SHEFFIELD’S golden girl Jessica Ennis will be given a plaque on the city’s most exclusive walkway on Monday.

World Champion heptathlete Jess will have her own plaque embedded into the pavement outside Sheffield Town Hall on the Walk of fame.

Jess was chosen as the next Sheffield Legend by the independent selection board from dozens of nominations sent in by local people.

She will join other city heroes including Seb Coe, Michael Palin, Sean Bean and Joe Cocker.

The honour will complete a double celebration for Jess, who received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Sheffield’s Lord Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley said: “Jessica will be a wonderful addition to the city’s Walk of Fame.

“She is a great ambassador for the city across the world and is an ideal role model for young people, not just in Sheffield, but nationally.

“There were many very worthy nominations for this year’s honour, but she truly deserves to become a Sheffield Legend, as one of the greatest athletes of her generation.”

Jess, a former King Ecgbert School pupil, will be inducted into the walk of fame in a ceremony hosted by the Mayor and council leader Coun Julie Dore outside the Town Hall on Monday at 12.15pm.

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