Unbelievable: From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Gold

Unbelievable: From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Gold

On 4 August 2012 Jessica Ennis kicked off what some described as the greatest night in British sporting history. For her it was the end of a long, winding, and sometimes harrowing road.

Nobody was under more pressure at the London Olympics than 'the face of the Games'. Yet Jessica delivered the heptathlon gold medal, and the huge outpouring of relief she showed afterwards hinted at the roller-coaster journey she had been on. Behind the smiles and politeness, Jessica has endured much. Bullied at school for being small, she proved to critics and rivals alike that size really didn't matter.

Hers is an inspiring tale of following your dreams no matter what life throws at you. In 2008 Jessica thought her career might be over when she was injured on the eve of the Olympic Games in Beijing. But she overcame this setback to rebuild her career and technique, becoming the world and European champion in successive years. Her biggest test was yet to come, though, when her rivals overhauled her in the build-up to London.

Unbelievable is a refreshingly candid account of her rise to fame in a highly charged world in which body image issues and drug abuses lurk. From the unique pressures facing her, to behind-the-scenes glimpses into the greatest show on earth, and a revealing account of her love-hate relationship with her long-term coach, Jessica reveals the truth behind the smiles for the first time. Unbelievable includes exclusive behind-the-scenes photos.

This is the story of how the girl next door became London's poster girl, and how an ordinary woman used an extraordinary talent to claim the title of the world's greatest all-round female sports star.

Title:Unbelievable: From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Gold
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781444768602
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    Unbelievable: From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Gold Reviews

  • Vanessa Deroo

    This is a short autobiography, but straight to the point. Got to love Jessica Ennis' determination. ...

  • Angela Ly

    It was an easy read. I could feel the hard work put in by Jessica Ennis in trying to achieve her goals - inspiring. However, I felt the writing lacked depth and Jessica was not ready to reveal more ab...

  • Ellie

    A must read for anyone into Athletics or interested about Jess Ennis-Hill. I've read this book 3 times now and each time I can't help but love it more and more each time! This book is a chronological ...

  • Amy

    Easy to read, a good book for the bath or beach but felt it lacked depth and detail....

  • Thekirkiepirate

    Unfortunately, not a gold medal performance from the 2012 Olympic champion!As Ennis comes across on tv as being more articulate than most other sportspeople, I hoped that this book would provide an in...

  • John

    Standard fair, brought out in 2012 after her Olympic win. Ennis was of course the 2012 GB Golden Girl of the London Olympics and thankfully she didn't have any baggage or scandal to disclaim or deny w...

  • Jay Kenobi

    Sadly I found this unbelievably dull. There is very little in the way of personal background or emotions, and once it hits Jess' main competing career the book degenerates into little more than statis...

  • Amanda Lamb

    I love getting to read the in depth of how Olympians or athletes make their careers and what type of person they are when not on the track or on camera. This book made me idolize Jess more than I alre...

  • Tauseef Khan

    A nice account of the ups and downs of Jessica's career. The best part for me was about Beijing 2008 and how she came back from the injury. Also, who doesn't want to relive London 2012!...

  • Steven Harris

    ExcellentGreat insight in to the life of Jess and all the effort required by top athletes to get to the top. ...