The Jessica Ennis appreciation thread

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25/05/2012 at 10:35

Jess is fat? You've got to be kidding.

She's gawjuss. As in drop-dead. If not a cert for gold at least in with a damn good shout.

Am I right? Of course I am.

25/05/2012 at 10:44

if jess is fat then the rest of the world is obese.

being a sheffielder and athlete i have seen jess in person, trained on same track & once lost over 200m on the woodbourn road track and her BFP is low, very low

<h1>what a joke</h1>

 

25/05/2012 at 10:59

What a stupid thing for someone to say, and if this is genuinely coming from someone within UKA then UKA needs to consider whether that person should be in the role they're in! Jess is a multi-eventer which means she constantly has to compromise to be in the best condition for all events. If she was a single event specialist then maybe she's not the perfect shape for some of them, but the simple fact is that she has to run, jump and throw, and to describe her as fat is just plain ridiculous.

Combine this with that story about the triathlete who retired because of eating disorders and is it any wonder that we have difficulties getting girls to do sport.

Edited: 25/05/2012 at 11:00
25/05/2012 at 11:01

Yeh, I would.

Seriously though, she always seems like a genuinely nice lass.  Last week she was especially gracious when some Mancunians failed to count to '10'.  And that accent takes me back to my student days.

 

WiB
25/05/2012 at 11:05

Jess is fantastic!

WiB
25/05/2012 at 11:10

I just read the report of this in the paper... what an unhelpful comment on just about every level. Not just for Ennis but for the rest of us, and all those young girls who will hopefully see her excelling this summer and get a bit more active and a bit more enthusiasitc about sport as a result.

25/05/2012 at 11:14

BOF I totally agree.  My daughter is very keen on athletics and sport in general but she's already started commenting that her legs are 'too big' and she doesn't want to get fat, she's 10 and a beanpole.  It makes me sad that she's talking like that already, she's not even a teenager! 

Jess is a tremendous athlete and a great role model for girls.  It frustrates me that people seem to focus more on a female athlete's weight and appearance rather than their performance.  You don't seem to get the same level of scrutiny on male athletes.

25/05/2012 at 12:18

and this is on the back of this week's other "weight" story that a top class GB triathlete, Hollie Avil, has retired aged 22 following severe depression - all prompted by some twunt who suggested to her a couple of years ago (aged 18 - just made the GB squad for Beijing) that if she wanted to be World Champ she'd need to lose weight.  this sent her into an eating disorder spiral, followed by stress fractures (poor diet), severe depression and now retirement.

it's a fine line trod at the top level of any sport and stupid comments like this are way out of order

Edited: 25/05/2012 at 12:19
25/05/2012 at 12:25

She has a six pack. What a twunt.

25/05/2012 at 13:58

I haven't seen the same comments being reported from officials regarding Harry Aikines-Aryeetey who must be carrying several stones of excess muscle in every race.

25/05/2012 at 16:29

Jess Ennis is fat?

Dear God I wish I was as fat as her!

25/05/2012 at 17:30

In fairness they had to cut a wall out of her house so that they could get her to hospital  !!

 

Opps Sorry wrong story

03/08/2012 at 12:55

Imagine how much faster she could have run if she weren't such a lardy girl! 

03/08/2012 at 13:02

Actually, it's surprising that no-one has yet come out and said that it's unkind, unfair and demoralising to fat, unfit, couch potatoes to keep putting all these slim, athletic healthy people on the telly, and that their body shapes are unrealistic and unachievable for most people.

Fit, slim athletic people shouldn't be allowed in the olympics, it's not fair - how are the lard-arses ever supposed to win anything*??

(*make darts an olympic sport, perhaps?)

Edited: 03/08/2012 at 13:03
03/08/2012 at 13:50

Louise Hazel and Katarina Johnson-Thompson......I see a nice little supply line here.

Must be something about multi eventing

03/08/2012 at 14:06
Wilkie wrote (see)

Actually, it's surprising that no-one has yet come out and said that it's unkind, unfair and demoralising to fat, unfit, couch potatoes to keep putting all these slim, athletic healthy people on the telly, and that their body shapes are unrealistic and unachievable for most people.

Fit, slim athletic people shouldn't be allowed in the olympics, it's not fair - how are the lard-arses ever supposed to win anything*??

(*make darts an olympic sport, perhaps?)

I think she looks absolutely stunning and her performance today was fantastic....

03/08/2012 at 14:11

I will be watching her in the 800m tomorrow, live, did I mention I have tickets for tomorrow night, I'll reserve my judgement till then, you know how some people look bigger on telly

I'll check Mo as well to see if he has piled the pounds on

03/08/2012 at 14:13
Lucky you JF50, it will be great! We go on Tuesday night, so excited!!

Jess and Katarina both did fab this morning, keep it up girls
03/08/2012 at 14:24

I've just sneakily watched the hurdling on t'internet - brilliant!

04/08/2012 at 18:53

Her chances are looking pretty good. And so are those abs ... ye gods, I could do my washing on them!

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