How did Kelly Holmes change the world?

How did Kelly Holmes change the world?

The build-up to the Athens Olympic Games was the first year in seven that Kelly wasn’t injured, and she made the brave decision to double up in the 800m and 1500m. She became the first British female athlete to win both the 800m and 1500m, securing her place in history.

What sport does Kelly Holmes do?

Dame Kelly Holmes DBE OLY (born 19 April 1970) is a retired English middle distance athlete. Holmes specialised in the 800 metres and 1,500 metres events and won gold medals for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

What Olympics did Kelly Holmes go to?

About Kelly Dame Kelly Holmes won two gold medals at the Athens Olympics in the 800m and 1500m to add to the 800m bronze she won in Sydney in 2000. She has three World Championship medals, two European Championships medals as well as three Commonwealth medals.

When did Kelly Holmes win Sports Personality?

In 2004, middle distance runner Kelly Holmes was named Sports Personality of the Year. Holmes marked her final major championships, the Athens Olympic Games, by powering to two gold medals in the 800m and 1500m.

What was Kelly Holmes best known for?

Setting and still holding the British records in the 800m and 1000m, Kelly is an Olympic, Commonwealth and European champion that has achieved seven Gold, eight Silver and four Bronze medals throughout her career.

How old was Kelly Holmes during bronze?

But 2002 proved to be a turning point for the then 32-year-old Holmes. That year she also won her tenth national title for 1500m and a European bronze medal in the 800m.

Is Kelly Holmes adopted?

Kelly’s father, a car mechanic, ran off when she was just one years old, leaving a young Pam to raise her alone. But that wasn’t without its difficulties and, worried there was too much to cope with, Pam’s parents encouraged her to have Kelly adopted.

How old is Dame Kelly Holmes?

52 years (April 19, 1970)Kelly Holmes / Age

How old are Tessa Sanderson twins?

British Olympian Tessa Sanderson has revealed she sat down her eight-year-old twins to explain the. The sportswoman, 65, adopted brother and sister Cassius and Ruby Mae seven years ago when they were four months old and she was 58.