Athletics Night at hte Omega House in London during the JO 2012
Olympic stars and OMEGA brand ambassadors heptathlete Jessica Ennis, pole vaulter Jenn Suhr and sprinter Tyson Gay spent time at the OMEGA House on Wednesday to answer questions on their Olympic experience and what awaits them down the track.
Jessica Ennis, the 26-year-old British sports star, is the face of Team GB during the London 2012 Olympic Games. She dazzled the world last week when she took home gold in the heptathlon competition, winning with a score that not only set her personal best, but a national record as well. She was recognized as one of the dominant athletes of her generation after winning the World and European Championships in the heptathlon as well as a World Indoor Championship in pentathlon.
Jessica Ennis said she was nervous for her competition, but felt prepared at the same time: “I was very much aware that I had to go out there and do it and deliver. There are so many things that can go wrong during the heptathlon so I just wanted to stay really focused. Obviously I believed in myself but I didn’t want to take anything for granted and get carried away”.
As the person standing on top of the podium, brand ambassador Jessica Ennis is very aware of the importance the timekeeping system has in Olympic events. “Those fractions of time make such a huge difference. And it’s great to have OMEGA that has supported us for so long, especially here in London”, she said. “To be an OMEGA ambassador is really special”.
American pole vaulter Jenn Suhr has again established herself as the world’s top-ranked women’s in her sport. On Monday night, the OMEGA brand ambassador claimed gold when she cleared 4.75m in the women’s Pole Vault competition; she is also recognized as the U.S. women’s pole vault record-holder.
Jenn Suhr has been appreciating her victory and taking the time to absorb the experience: “I want to keep the moment as long as I can,” she said. “It’s been fabulous; the whole experience has been amazing. The crowd has lifted me up through the whole thing.”
Tyson Gay, American 100m sprinter, embodies the determined charismatic characteristics that OMEGA treasures in its ambassadors. He is a prime example of what the human body can accomplish when pushed to the limits. In the time leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the world’s sporting media and track and field fans were focused on Tyson’s every move – his wind-aided 9.68 second performance in the 100-metre trials was the fastest time ever recorded for the distance.
“My experience has had some ups and downs. Right now, I’m looking back on the upside”, said OMEGA ambassador Tyson Gay. “Not medaling was a downer for me, but I’m looking forward to the 4x100m Relay”.
OMEGA is incredibly proud of its track & field brand ambassadors and congratulates them on their success at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the time leading up to their events. OMEGA recognizes and appreciates the high level of competition in each event seen at the Olympic Games and applauds Jessica Ennis, Jenn Suhr and Tyson Gay for their participation in the Games and their incredible record-setting abilities.
The OMEGA House is the brand’s social activity hub through the London 2012 Olympic Games and is located in the heart of London’s Soho district.