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Heptathletes finish in a sprint

22 Mar 06 09:34
Kelly Sotherton shows she's an all round performer. 

Kelly Sotherton shows she's an
all-round performer scoring gold
in the Heptathlon.

The Women’s Heptathlon wrapped up with a race to the 800m finish line, as England’s Kelly Sotherton took the gold medal with a combined total of 6,396 points.

Silver went to Australia’s Kylie Wheeler, who gave the final sprint a gallant effort and finished with 6,298 points – a personal best.

Another personal best was recorded by England’s Jessica Ennis as she scooped bronze, with a score of 6,269.

In the Javelin Throw performance, the penultimate event for the women, Sotherton secured her lead with 721 points.

The star for this discipline was New Zealand’s Rebecca Wardell who delighted the crowd with two huge throws, recording a personal best of 48.48m in the First Round. She finished in seventh place overall.

Wheeler, Ennis and South African Janice Josephs, who finished fifth overall, all recorded personal best distances in the Javelin.

Track and Field competition runs until 25 March.

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