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Britain's Jessica Ennis named European athlete of 2012

  • Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis of Great Britain has been named the women's European athlete of 2012, European Athletics announced on Thursday.

    Ennis fell narrowly short of the 7,000-point barrier while claiming the gold medal at the London Games but still managed to rack up 6,955 points.

    She is the second woman to score more than 6,900 points twice in the same year after American world record holder Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1988.