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SHEFFIELD MULTI-EVENTER Jessica Ennis has been crowned Olympic heptathlon champion after completing the two-day competition in a new national record points tally of 6,955.

After winning heat four of the 800m in a time of 2 minutes, 8.65 seconds, an emotional Ennis collapsed to the ground in tears as she received a rapturous reception from the London crowd.

Over the last two days the 26-year-old achieved personal bests in the 200m, javelin and a national record of 12.54 seconds in the 100m hurdles.

Germany's Lilli Schwarzkopf took silver with Russia's Tatyana Chernova claiming bronze.

Team GB team-mate Katarina Johnson-Thompson set a personal best in heat three of the 800m in a time of 2.10.76 seconds to break the UK junior heptathlon record after achieving 6,267 points.

The 19-year-old Liverpudlian set four lifetime bests during the last two days and finished 14th overall.

Fellow Briton Louise Hazel finished her heat in a time of 2.18.78 to finish 26th in the standings.

Ennis is now one of British athletics’ most illustrious competitors of all time having previously won European indoor and outdoor and world indoor and outdoor titles.

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