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Kelly Holmes

Full name: Kelly Holmes
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: April 19, 1970 in Pembury, Kent, Great Britain
Title: Dame
Affiliations: Middlesex Ladies/Ealing, Southall and Middlesex, London
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Kelly Holmes' career as a middle-distance runner has been a testament to her perseverence. Frequently hampered by injuries, she starred as a runner while an English schoolgirl but joined the Army at 18, where she played on the volleyball and judo teams, and did not breakthrough to world class until 1993. She won the Commonwealth Games 1,500 metres in 1994 and 2002, which were her major international achievements until the 2004 Olympic Games. But at Athens she became only the third female runner to win the 800 and 1,500 metres at the same Olympics, despite not being favored in either event. At the end of 2004, Lady Kelly Holmes was made a dame for her efforts.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:56.21 (1995); 1500 – 3:57.90 (2004).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Women's 800 metres Great Britain GBR 4
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR 11
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Women's 800 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR 7
2004 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Women's 800 metres Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2004 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final 4 1:58.81 2
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:58.49 3
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:58.80 8
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final 3 1:56.80 3
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 1:58.45 2
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:01.76 6
2004 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final 1 1:56.38 3
2004 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:57.98 4
2004 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 1 QU 2:00.81 3

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final 11 4:07.46
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:05.88
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 2 QU 4:07.36
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final 7 4:08.02
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 4:05.35
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 3 QU 4:10.38
2004 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final 1 3:57.90
2004 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 4:04.77
2004 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 QU 4:05.58