Why Are Our Women Athletes Good At Heptathlon?
I’m just watching the start of the Olympic women’s heptathlon and we had three in the field.
I do mind it strange that we do so well in this event, especially when it is compared to our performances in other athletic events.
It would be easy to blame Dame Mary Peters for her inspiring performance in Munich in the pentathlon. Did she inspire the previous generation, who are now the coaches and parents? But over the last few years, the good performers have just kept coming.