THE alchemist in Jessica Ennis turned Sheffield steel into gold last night, winning Britain's first athletics medal of the 2012 Olympics in the women's heptathlon.
Ennis was so far in front that the final event, the 800m was almost a formality. But she kept her grip. Boxed in with 110m to go, she darted through a gap and scorched home in 2:08.65, raising her arms as she crossed the line.
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