Kelly Sotherton is a 3 time Olympic medlaist (bronzes in 2004 and 2008 heptathlon, plus 2008 women’s 4x400m), plus a bronze in 2007 Osaka WC heptathlon as well. Indoors, Kelly took silvers in Valencia 2008 WIC in the pentathlon, plus 3 silvers in European Indoors in Madrid 2005 (pentathlon), Birmingham 2007 (penthlon) and Paris 2011 (4x400m). A staunch supporter of athletes’ rights, Kelly Sotherton contributes her time and energy to the sport.
.@KellySotherton has thrown her backing behind Birmingham’s bid for a future @WorldAthletics Championship, as the city continues its preparations for the next #CommonwealthGameshttps://t.co/Ywjywdjn87 @birminghamcg22 #Birmingham2022 @alex_stadium
— insidethegames (@insidethegames) December 17, 2020
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Olympic heptathlon bronze medallist Kelly Sotherton believes Birmingham should bid to host an edition of the World Athletics Championships. Alexander Stadium, which is being renovated, will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Sotherton, who is a coach at the track, said: “If you have got a facility that is world class and it has held world class events then the future has no limits. It will be there, ready to go. I would like to think that we would one day bid for something big so why not?”