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Encyclopedia > Kelly Sotherton
Medal record

Kelly Sotherton
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Bronze 2004 Athens Heptathlon
World Championships
Bronze 2007 Osaka Heptathlon
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2006 Melbourne Heptathlon

Kelly Jade Sotherton (born 13 November 1976) is an English heptathlete. This work is copyrighted. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium, except for the marathons (which were run from Marathonas to the Kallimarmaro Stadium), the road walk (through the streets of Athens), and the shot put, which was held at the Ancient Olympia Stadium. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... Official logo The 2007 World Championships in Athletics is being held in Osaka, Japan from August 24 to September 2, 2007 at Nagai Stadium. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... A heptathlon is a sportive contest made up of seven events (from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest)). More specifically, the term heptathlon refers to an athletics event consisting of seven events. ...


Sotherton was born in Newport on the Isle of Wight. As a teenager, she played netball for Hampshire, but also won two English Schools’ championships in the heptathlon. Statistics Population: 23,957 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SZ502893 Administration District: Isle of Wight Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Isle of Wight Historic county: Hampshire Services Police force: Hampshire Constabulary Ambulance service: South Central Post office and telephone Post town... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire, between the Solent and the English Channel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ...


She moved to the Midlands in order to train with 2000 Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis. She made her senior British team debut in 2002. Denise Lewis OBE (born August 27, 1972, in West Bromwich, England) is a British athlete who specialises in the heptathlon. ...


The javelin throw is considered her weakest discipline and has been cited as the main reason for her lack of medals at the 2005 World Championships and 2006 European Championships. Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ... Official logo The 19th European Championships in Athletics were held in Gothenburg, Sweden, between August 7 and August 13, 2006. ...

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Personal life

She trains at the grounds of the world famous athletics club Birchfield Harriers which is based in Birmingham, England. See also Birmingham, USA, and other places called Birmingham. ...


2004

She gained international recognition in 2004 when she surprisingly won a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens behind Carolina Klüft (gold) and Austra Skujyte (silver), scoring 6424 points and finishing ahead of defending Olympic champion Lewis who dropped out due to injury. The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Athens is the largest and the capital city of Greece, located in the Attica periphery. ... Carolina Evelyn Klüft (Swedish IPA: ) (born February 2, 1983) is a Swedish athlete competing in heptathlon, long jump and pentathlon. ... Austra SkujytÄ— (born August 12, 1979 in Biržai) is a Lithuanian athlete, competing in both the heptathlon and the decathlon. ...


2005

In March 2005 she competed in the European Indoor Championships where she took silver once again behind Klüft.
Götzis, Austria in May saw Kelly once again beaten into second, behind the Swede, but she did record a personal best of 6547 points.
At the AAA's National Championship in July, Kelly competed in four individual events and took her first senior national title in winning the long jump with a jump of 6.48 metres.
At the 2005 World Championships Kelly had held a medal position going into the sixth event, despite some below average performances, but a disastrous javelin saw her drop out of contention. Sotherton did fight back knocking nearly 2.5 seconds off her personal best to win the final 800 m but despite this closing the overall gap on those ahead she only finished fifth. Götzis is a town in the western Austrian province of Vorarlberg. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ...


2006

In March 2006 she competed for England in the hepathlon at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. She took gold with a score of 6396, ahead of Kylie Wheeler of Australia (silver) and her team mate Jessica Ennis (bronze). The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... Kylie Wheeler born 17 January 1980 in Perth Australia Kylie is a female Australian Heptathlete. ... Jessica Ennis yo da mad respet to yours is own, jessica ennis. ...


In August 2006 she competed for Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the hepathlon at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg. She came seventh ahead of her team mate Jessica Ennis after a disappointing javelin event allowed her to drop from second. The European Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the European Athletic Association. ... Location of Gothenburg in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden County Västra Götaland County Province Västergötland Charter 1621 Government  - Mayor Göran Johansson Area  - City 450 km²  (174 sq mi)  - Water 14. ... Jessica Ennis yo da mad respet to yours is own, jessica ennis. ...


2007

2007 saw Great Britain host the European Indoor Championships, in Birmingham. Sotherton, therefore, hoped to do well. The 29th European Indoor Championships in Athletics are being held in Birmingham, a city in England (UK), in 2007. ... Birmingham (pron. ...


Carolina Klüft led after the hurdles, but Sotherton and compatriot Jessica Ennis trailed closely behind. The high jump saw Ennis take the lead over Klüft and Sotherton, with a jump of 1.91, but Sotherton set a personal best for indoors of 1.88. Seven points separated Klüft and Sotherton. In the shot put, Sotherton took a two-point lead ahead of defending champion Klüft. The long jump saw Klüft take a 24-point lead over the Briton. In the 800 m, a strong event for Sotherton, she needed to take 1.6 seconds from Klüft to see her beaten for the first time since 2002. Sotherton set a personal best 2:12.54, but Klüft also set a underscored her previous mark to win by 17 points. This was her smallest winning margin ever. Sotherton took silver, and Karin Ruckstuhl the bronze. In one of the best pentathlons of all time, many athletes set national records and Klüft and Sotherton rose to second and fourth on the all-time lists respectively. Sotherton also set a Commonwealth record by 200 points. Carolina Evelyn Klüft (Swedish IPA: ) (born February 2, 1983) is a Swedish athlete competing in heptathlon, long jump and pentathlon. ... Jessica Ennis yo da mad respet to yours is own, jessica ennis. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball (called the shot) as far as possible. ... Karin Ruckstuhl (born 2 November 1980 in Baden, Switzerland) is a Dutch heptathlete. ...


This year, the World Championships were held in the Japanese city of Osaka. Sotherton started the first day with a Personal Best of 13.21 seconds in the 100 m Hurdles. She then came within a centimetre of her Personal Best in the High Jump with a 1.86 m performance. A Season's Best of 14.14 m followed in the shot put and Sotherton ended the day with a second Personal Best in the 200 m, with 23.40. On the second day, Sotherton hit 6.68 m in the long jump, to stay in medal contention, but again the javelin saw a weak performance, with Sotherton throwing just 31.90, finishing last. However, Sotherton put in her usual strong performance in the 800 m, running 2:11.58 to pip teamate Jessica Ennis for the bronze medal, with 6,510 points. The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... Jessica Ennis yo da mad respet to yours is own, jessica ennis. ...


2007 World Championships Results (August 25-26)

Event Result Position Points Overall Position Extra
100 metres hurdles 13.21 secs (PB) 3rd (PB) 1093 3rd Jessica Ennis wins (12.97, PB); Carolina Klüft 2nd (13.15, PB) (both ran in her heat)
High Jump 1.86 m 4th 1054 4th Carolina Klüft wins (1.95 m, PB); Jessica Ennis is 3rd (1.89 m)
Shot put 14.14m (SB) 9th 803 3rd
200 metres 23.40 secs (PB) 3rd 1039 3rd Jessica Ennis wins (23.15, PB); Klüft 2nd (23.38, SB) (both ran in her heat)
Long jump 6.68m (PB) 3rd 1066 3rd Lyudmila Blonska wins (6.88m, PB); Klüft 2nd (6.85m, SB)
Javelin 31.90m (SB) 32nd 513 4th Lilli Schwarzkopf wins (54.44m, PB); Klüft 7th (47.98m, SB)
800 metres 2:11.58 3rd 944 3rd Sotherton lead for most of the way, but Jessica Ennis proved stronger to win the race in 2:11.39.
Heptathlon 6510 3rd Klüft set a European Record of 7,032 to win from Blonska, while Ennis finished fourth.

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Personal Bests

Event Data
200 m 23.40secs
800 m 2mins 07.94secs
100 m hurdles 13.21secs
High Jump 1.87 m
Long Jump 6.68 m
Shot Put 14.27 m
Javelin 40.81 m
Heptathlon 6547points

Achievements

  • 2007
    • European Indoor Championships - Birmingham, United Kingdom
      • Pentathlon Silver medal
        • World Athletics Championships
    • Heptathlon bronze medal

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External links

  • IAAF profile for Kelly Sotherton

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Kelly Sotherton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Kelly Jade Sotherton (born 13 November 1976) is an English heptathlete.
Sotherton was born in Newport on the Isle of Wight.
For a period in 2006, Sotherton is ranked 3rd in the world in Heptathlon behind Carolina Klüft of Sweden and Lyudmila Blonska of Ukraine.
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