Jessica Ennis-Hill eyed career in sports psychology

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Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill has revealed that if she had not become a professional athlete, she would have loved to have been a sports psychologist.

The athletics ace was very much the face of the London Olympic Games, winning the Heptathlon gold medal on what is now remembered fondly as 'Super Saturday' - the pinnacle of her career to date.

Speaking on YouTube, Ennis-Hill said: "I think if I wasn't a heptathlete I would be doing something in the field of psychology.

"I was really interested in Psychology from A-Levels, that's where I first started studying it. You can use it in every part of your life and just understand the human mind a bit more."

The British superstar recently announced her pregnancy and will be taking a break from athletics in 2014 but has vowed to return to the sport and will stay involved after she retires.

She added: "I would definitely like to stay involved with athletics in some way, I could never just completely leave the sport."

The Olympic champions finished by thanking the National Lottery for helping her to reach her dream.

"The lottery funding has made a huge difference to what I've been able to achieve so far in my career," she added. "Through the funding and the world class programmes we have in this country that enables us to reach our full potential."

Jessica Ennis-Hill had been speaking at the National Lottery's 'Just Imagine' campaign to raise awareness of the 20th year of lottery-funded sport in the UK.

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