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London 2012: Jessica Ennis blown away by Olympic experience - video

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Jessica Ennis has admitted to being blown away by the Olympic experience.

Speaking to Absolute Radio's Johnny Vaughan live from Hyde Park at BT London Live, the London 2012 gold medal heptathlon winner said that the crowd helped her to the title.

Jessica Ennis with her gold medal.

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Jessica Ennis, London 2012

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"I've been blown away by this whole experience, and yeah, just coming here and seeing how many people are here and just enjoying this whole Olympic fever is brilliant," Ennis said.

"It's like nothing I've ever experienced before. The stadium is amazing, the atmosphere, and the crowd is just so loud and it makes such a difference when you're running round the bends and hurdling and everything, it just lifts you and it makes you just raise your game to that next level."

Asked which events the crowd helped most with, Ennis said: "I think mainly for the running events it makes a massive difference.

"And because we're out there at heptathletes for two days you're back in and out all through that duration, and they just get behind you and they support you so much. It's just been an incredible experience."

Jessica Ennis celebrates winning the Heptathlon and her long awaited gold medal.

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Of her first event time, which would have won the individual hurdling gold in Beijing, Ennis said: "Yeah, I was just... I still can't believe I ran that time to be honest, it was brilliant.

"That was one thing, just stepping into the stadium for the first time with the crowd, it was such a special moment, and it did make me raise my game and just run that little bit harder.

"It was a great way to start, and it just helped that momentum and that positive energy coming through to the next few events."

Watch Jessica Ennis talking to Johnny Vaughan for Absolute Radio below.


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