In what were widely expected to be two of the toughest rounds of the contest for Ennis, she put in a 6.48m long jump, making her just one of two athletes to earn more than 1,000 points in the sandpit.
The 26-year-old from Sheffield then threw a personal best of 47.49m in the javelin as her success continued.
Barely a single empty seat could be spotted inside the stadium when Ennis and her team-mates were in the arena.
Her parents Vinnie Ennis and Alison Powell were here – waving a Union Flag and cheering their daughter towards victory at every stage. ‘This is her dream,’ they said – then spoke of their hopes that she will achieve her ambition to win gold in front of a home crowd.