Would you call this woman fat? We wouldn’t. But a high-ranking official working for the Olympic Games thinks so. Her coach, Toni Minichiello, claimed an official had said Jessica was “fat and she’s got too much weight”.

He also said the ill-judged comments came from “people in fairly high positions who should know better”

The former world champion, famous for her toned stomach, recently became the face of Olay’s Essentials range and has admitted that she never leaves the house without eyeliner and mascara on.

Despite all these distractions, Minichiello insisted that Jessica would remain focused no matter what people said as he told The Guardian:  

I’ve never had any issue with her weight or shape. There are times I’ve wished she was taller, but that’s it.The things you can’t deal with are what we’ve dubbed as “silver bullets”. And other people. You can’t deal with the expectations and pressures that are on other people, like the [British Olympic Association’s] team management.

We wish Jessica the best of luck in her Olympic training!