Olympic Pentathlete - Silver Medal Winner
About HeatherHeather Fell is an Olympic silver medallist and one of Britain's top modern pentathletes, a sport contrived of 5 individual events, which requires great skill, enthusiasm, and focus.
Heather has been successful on both the World and European stages and picked up her Olympic silver medal at the 2008 Beijing games. Despite continued success after the Beijing Olympics Heather was disappointed not to be selected for the only place available for the modern day pentathlon at London 2012. However, she uses this disappointment to motivate and refocus her efforts for the 2013 World Championships, the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and ultimately the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.
Heather is extremely articulate with a plethora of stories detailing her triumph over adversity and is known as being very strong minded and having a bubbly and loquacious personality. She is popular with the media and highly sought after on the corporate speaking circuit. Heather is a role model for both current and emerging athletes and an ideal ambassador for any business wishing to work with her.
Read MoreAfter initial success at junior level, including two gold medals and one silver medal in the 2003 World Junior Championships in Athens, Heather nearly gave up the sport she loved in 2006 when, due to a series of shin splint injuries, her funding was cut by UK Sport.
Heather had to wait until 2007 to get her first major tournament medal, with Bronze in Moscow and an individual silver medal at the 2007 European Championships in Riga, reaching the Olympic qualifying standard in doing so. She also won a gold medal as part of the relay team, with Katy Livingston and Georgina Harland.
2008 saw Heather record perhaps her most successful medal haul to date with a gold at the World Cup and a silver at the Olympics in Beijing where Heather was catapulted into the public eye. Another silver medal at the 2010 World Championships has set Heather up with a great chance to claim a second Olympic medal at the London 2012 Games, something she is certainly capable of doing.
Hoping to pursue a career in broadcasting after she retires, Heather occasionally works for BBC South West as a commentator and had a lot of work over the 2012 Olympic period. She also writes for a monthly column for the Tavistock Times Gazette about her life on and off the track.