Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Posted on 05/06/2012


A great athlete, a wonderful person and an inspiration


Sprinter Kelly Holmes

Emine Saner

The Guardian March 7, 2011

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Kelly Holmes

The first British Olympian to win a double gold

t may have only been 1500m but the look of joy on Kelly Holmes‘s face as she crossed the finish line at the Athens Olympics in 2004 The first British Olympian to win a double gold (in Athens in 2004), her career was dogged by injury and depression. A champion junior athlete, Holmes joined the army at 18, becoming a physical training instructor. When she saw women she had competed against representing Britain at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, she decided to return to athletics. By 1995, she had won silver and bronze medals at the World Championships, but had also picked up injuries – at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, she ran with a fractured leg, and for years she battled other injuries, including calf problems in 2003…

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