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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Heptathlon: The power of Carolina Kluft

It's mazing ot know that even with a hamstring injury so bad that she was reduced to tears just before competition began, Kluft retained her European heptathlon title in style on Tuesday evening.

In fact, Kluft is Unbeaten in more than four years, and she has won the full set of Olympic, world, world indoor, European and European indoor titles.

So, the big question is what exactly sets her apart from her rivals? Britain's Kelly Sotherton, who has observed her at close quarters over the past three seasons, reveals all.

"Carolina deals brilliantly with any problems she may have during the two days of competition," Sotherton noticed about her.

"It's incredible how she will adapt. If she has a poor event, she won't dwell on it - she'll come straight back in the next with a personal best.

"It's a key part of the heptathlon - the ability to get yourself up after a sad event and bounce back in the next one, rather than taking it with you to the next competition."