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Last Updated: Monday, 8 March, 2004, 14:27 GMT
Holmes targets Athens
Kelly Holmes
Britain's Kelly Holmes has set her sights on the Olympics after falling in the final of the World Indoor 1500m.

Holmes, whose race had gone to plan until she tripped and fell after 600m, finished last.

"I felt so gutted. Everything was going perfectly. It was something I wanted to win more than anything else.

"There is the possibility of falling but I never thought it would happen in a final. Now I've just got to get myself ready for the summer."

Holmes had picked out Ethiopia's Kutre Dulecha, the eventual winner, as her main threat before the race and said: "I knew I could have won it. My plan was to move onto her shoulder with 400m left.

"That's why I started to move through to the front. I wanted to be with her.

"Then I just went down. At the end of the day, I don't know what happened and can't remember what was going through my mind.

"When something like that occurs, I suppose you just react instinctively. I jumped up and got back to them, but then my adrenaline quickly ran out."





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