Our Olympic golden girl shares her winning secrets

To get her body smooth for competing, 26-year-old Olympic gold medal winner Jessica Ennis whips out the razor.

‘I want to look nice for myself so that I feel confident,’ Jess confided when we chatted to her earlier this summer.

‘As long as I’m happy and comfortable when I step out on to the track, I know I’ll perform well.

‘I always have to make sure everything’s shaved.

‘I’m too scared to wax – I tried it once and it was too painful!’

So how does Jess combat sweat?

‘It depends where I’m competing,’ she explained.

‘In Korea last year it was really humid and we had ice buckets out on the track so we could cool down.

‘I’m quite lucky – I don’t sweat that much.’

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