Katharine Merry to Become First Female Commentator at Olympics in Tokyo

by | Jun 23, 2021

Former English sprinter, Katharine Merry, is looking forward to being part of the commentating team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Merry, who shared the news on Twitter, will be working with the World Athletics team as the first female commentator in the Olympic Games stadium.

“Tokyo accreditation arrived! I am delighted to be working with the amazing World Athletics team. I understand I will become the 1st female commentating voice in an Olympic Games Stadium. It may have taken until 2021 for this to happen but delighted and honoured to be the 1st.”

The 46-year-old had a career that spanned 20 years, representing England at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Now, as freelancer on radio and TV, Merry worked for the BBC at the Beijing and London Olympics, and was the sole field event commentator for the hugely successful Channel 4 coverage of the Paralympic Games in 2012, as well as working for Sky TV, Eurosport and Channel Five.

A multi-tasker, Merry commentates, presents, and hosts sporting events around the world.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Former English sprinter, Katharine Merry, is looking forward to being part of the commentating team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Photo: Katharine Merry (Instagram)

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