- Name: Kelly Sotherton
- Birth Date: 13/11/1976
- Born: Isle of Wight, UK
- Trains: HIPAC, Birmingham, UK
- Lives: Birmingham, UK
Athletics sweetheart and the original heptathlon poster girl, Kelly Sotherton hung up her spikes for the final time in May 2012 after a back injury forced her out of the sport. Kelly still headed to the London Olympics but took on a different role, embracing the opportunity to appear as a guest analyst for Sky Sports News. Always looking for new challenges Kelly has recently undertaken an accredited Journalism course. Never one to shy away from sharing her opinion Kelly is now a sought after pundit for an array of sporting broadcasts, including radio Fivelive and talkSPORT with former BBC broadcaster Colin Murray.
One Of Britain’s leading female athletes, Kelly Sotherton is a Commonwealth Gold Medallist (Melbourne 2006) and Olympic Bronze Medallist in heptathlon. A relative newcomer when she left for Athens in 2004 she returned a new British star and Olympic Medallist. In 2008, after a year plagued with injury and illness, Kelly battled back to form to take part in the heptathlon at the Beijing Olympics where she narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing 4th, setting three personal bests.
Kelly is now concentrating on a career in the media and the corporate market where she is available for appearances her charismatic and outspoken nature make Kelly engaging for any audience.