English heptathlon athlete who won an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney games and a bronze at the 1996 Atlanta games.
She won her first major athletic medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
She earned Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year honors three times (in 1994, 1998, and 2000).
She married Steve Finan O'Connor in 2006. The couple later raised three children: Lauryn, Ryan, and Kane.
In 2011, she joined Roger Bannister in the England Athletics Hall of Fame.