• Ennis - European Athlete of the Year

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Multi-events star Jessica Ennis of Great Britain has been voted the 2012 winner of the womens European Athlete of the Year Award.

Five years ago Ennis picked up the inaugural European Athletics Rising Star Award and since then she has won European and world titles in the heptathlon but in 2012 she became an even bigger star in the sport by taking the Olympic title in her specialist event.

She scored 6,955 points and became the second woman only to score more than 6,900 points twice in the same year after American world record holder Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1988.
Womens 2012 European Athlete of the Year final rankings:
1. Jessica Ennis (GBR)
2. Anna Chicherova (RUS)
3. Barbora Spotakova (CZE)
4. Sandra Perkovic (CRO)
5. Mariya Savinova (RUS)
6. Ivet Lalova (BUL)
7. Eloyse Lesueur (FRA)
8. Natalya Antyukh (RUS)
9. Dulce Felix (POR)
10. Nevin Yanit (TUR)
11. Yuliya Zaripova (RUS)
12. Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)
13. Mariya Ryemyen (UKR)
14. Olha Saladuha (UKR)
15. Yelena Lashmanova (RUS)

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