‘It's very rare in the heptathlon for an athlete to produce seven great events,’ she said.
Sotherton is actually an all-rounder, with an Olympic heptathlon bronze medal to show for it.
Having already guaranteed her world place, Britain's top female all-rounder is sharpening up for the Helsinki heptathlon by competing in four events.
The second gold came in her favourite event - the heptathlon - where also her arch rival, Soma Biswas, of Bengal dropped out after making an appearance on the first day.
When the championships re-crossed the Atlantic to Canada in 1993 the heptathlon and pentathlon were added to the list of events.
She took home the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 1998 Goodwill Games in what was to be her last competition; she retired soon thereafter
By the time Eunice Barber came onto the long jump stage she has been outclassed in the heptathlon by a 20-year-old Swede.
Yelena Prokhorova won the heptathlon in thrilling fashion, with stellar performances in the javelin and 800m.
With little at stake for other athletes, Pramila remained the focus in heptathlon , while the decathlon events had to be cancelled after all the three competitors in fray pulled out at one stage or the other.
Lewis' gold in the heptathlon in Sydney was one of six athletics medals for Britain.