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Jessica calls time on an amazing career.

Tributes flood in as Jessica Ennis-Hill announces her retirement

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British athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill has called time on her career through her Instagram page following rumours of retirement during the summer.

Ennis, who started her career 11 years ago in 2005, has been an ever-prominent figure in the sporting world and has competed for Great Britain at the highest level for many years now, which has seen her win numerous titles.

Her gold medal win at the 2012 London Olympics was by far one of the most defining and iconic moments in her career, and because of it, she won the Sportswoman Personality of the Year.

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Her pregnancy in 2014 saw her miss the Commonwealth Games, but she came back in style to achieve gold at the World Championships in Beijing; just 13 months after giving birth to her first child, Reggae.

However, she was unfortunate not to retain her title in the Rio Olympics during the summer after losing out to eventual winner Nafissatou Thiam.

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Speaking after her final appearance in Rio, she stated that she was going to go away and think about it when asked about the retirement rumours.

And it seems like now she feels that retiring is the right decision.

“I've always said I want to leave my sport on a high and have no regrets and I can truly say that.

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“I want to thank my family and incredible team who have spent so much of their time supporting me and enabling me to achieve my dreams.”

“Also a huge thank you to all those people who have supported and followed my career over the years x”

Her retirement means that she will not be attending the 2017 World Championship held in London - at the stadium where she won her Olympic gold four years ago.

Following the announcement of her retirement, many fellow sportspeople have already shown their support to her and her amazing career, which should come as no surprise given the fact she has been a role model for many years now.

Here are just some of the tweets sent out paying tribute to Ennis-Hill.

We will definitely miss her!

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