BBC Sport olympics


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 13:39 GMT, Monday, 14 July 2008 14:39 UK

Team GB's top athletes: Kelly Sotherton
Kelly Sotherton

With Jessica Ennis injured, Sotherton is Britain's only hope in the heptathlon, which combines 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m, long jump, javelin and 800m.

However, despite the absence of defending champion Carolina Klüft of Sweden, Sotherton can only be considered an outside bet for gold after an injury-hit season.

Sotherton has spent the winter focusing on the javelin, which has traditionally been her weakest event.

The women's heptathlon gets under way with the 100m hurdles at 0200 BST on 15 August and concludes with the 800m the following day at 1445.

see also
Kluft backs Sotherton to win gold
01 Jul 08 |  Olympics
Javelin will not stop Sotherton
26 Jun 08 |  Athletics

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.