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In pictures: Jessica Ennis wins gold

Jessica Ennis celebrates after winning gold in the heptathlon

Jessica Ennis has won Britain's first ever heptathlon gold at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany.

Jessica Ennis in the 100m hurdles

It all started for Jessica in the 100m hurdles. She blasted her way to victory in one of her strongest events to score the most points and take the lead.

Jessica Ennis in the high jump

Next up was the high jump. It's another one of the 23-year-old Jessica's best events and helped her increase her lead at the top of the standings.

Jessica Ennis taking part in the shot put

She's not so hot at the shot put, but even so, Jessica still threw further than ever before to stay out in front.

Jessica Ennis in the 200m

The final event of day one ended with the 200m sprint. Once again Jessica proved herself as the leading athlete in the field, winning again.

Jessica Ennis long jump

The second day started with the long jump. Jessica leapt out to 6.29m, finishing down in ninth place. But she was still in front overall.

Jessica Ennis about to throw a javelin in the heptathlon

Jessica isn't an amazing javelin thrower, but a throw of 43.54m in the javelin meant she went into the last event, the 800m, with a lead of 171 points.

Jessica Ennis leading the way in her heat in the 800m

In the final event, Jessica - who had to miss out on last year's Olympics due to injury - raced to victory in the 800m to secure her new status as world champion.

Jessica Ennis

And it didn't take long for stardom to start. The photographers quickly tracked down the new world heptathlon champion - Great Britain's Jessica Ennis.