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Kelly's athletics career began in 1993 Picture 1 of 12
Kelly's career will be over soon but it all started in 1993. The hair was different but the results were the same. After leaving the army Kelly picked up the 800m AAA and UK titles.
And she took her first major title with Commonwealth Gold in Canada in 1994 in 1993 but the result the same. After leaving the army Kelly picked up the AAA and UK titles at 800m. Picture 2 of 12
And she took her first major title with Commonwealth Gold in Canada in 1994 over 1500m, with a silver in the Europeans.
Doubling up, Kelly took bronze and silver at the Worlds in Gothenburg in 95 the result the same. After leaving the army Kelly picked up the AAA and UK titles at 800m. Picture 3 of 12
Doubling up, Kelly took bronze and silver at the Worlds in Gothenburg in 95 and headed to Atlanta in 96 in confident mood.
But after finishing fourth it was revealed she has running with a stress fracture and then spent seven weeks in plaster. Picture 4 of 12
But after finishing fourth it was revealed she has running with a stress fracture and then spent seven weeks in plaster.
As a former army physical trainer Kelly has always been well suited to putting plenty back into the sport. Picture 5 of 12
As a former army physical trainer Kelly has always been well suited to putting plenty back into the sport and injuries have allowed her plenty of time to do so.
An achilles injury forced Kelly out of the 97 Worlds but her full battling qualities were to come to the fore when she landed in Sydney for the 2000 Olympics. Picture 6 of 12
An achilles injury forced Kelly out of the 97 Worlds in Athens but her full battling qualities were to come to the fore when she landed in Sydney for the 2000 Olympics.
Despite a lack of training Kelly took on the field in the 800m and took bronze behind her then training partner Maria Mutola. Picture 7 of 12
Despite a lack of training Kelly took on the field in the 800m and took bronze behind her then training partner Maria Mutola.
And this time around the roles were reversed. Looking stronger and fitter Kelly paced her run brilliantly to take gold in the 800m Picture 8 of 12
And then in Athens 2004 the roles were reversed. Looking stronger and fitter Kelly paced her run brilliantly to take gold in the 800m
And the extra confidence of an Olympic title saw Kelly cruise into the 1500m final in search of an amazing double. Picture 9 of 12
And the extra confidence of an Olympic title saw Kelly cruise into the 1500m final ...
Kelly Holmes becomes the first Briton for 84 years to achieve the Olympic middle distance double Picture 10 of 12
...and straight into the history books! It's Holmes sweet Holmes as Kelly captures a glorious gold medal double . Go girl!
Kelly Holmes shows off her two gold medals Picture 11 of 12
It's double delight for Kelly, now being hailed Britain's greatest ever female Olympian
Kelly is the flag carrier for GB at the closing ceremony of the Athens Olympics Picture 12 of 12
And Kelly's remarkable achievements are acknowledged as she's given the honour of carrying the flag for GB at the Olympics closing ceremony. What will the future hold for Kelly?

The hair was different in 1993 but the result the same. After leaving the army Kelly picked up the AAA and UK titles at 800m.

But after finishing fourth it was revealed she has running with a stress fracture and then spent seven weeks in plaster.

Despite a lack of training Kelly took on the field in the 800m and took bronze behind her then training partner Maria Mutola.

Another one in the bag as Kelly adds the Olympic 1,500m title to the 800m title she won just a few days earlier

And she took her first major title with Commonwealth Gold in Canada in 1994 over 1500m, with a silver in the Europeans.

As a former army physical trainer Kelly has always been well suited to putting plenty back into the sport.

And this time around the roles were reversed. Looking stronger and fitter Kelly paced her run brilliantly to take gold in the 800m

Kelly Holmes shows off her two Olympic gold medals

Doubling up, Kelly took bronze and silver at the Worlds in Gothenburg in 95 and headed to Atlanta in 96 in confident mood.

An achilles injury forced Kelly out of the 97 Worlds but her full battling qualities were to come to the fore when she landed in Sydney for the 2000 Olympics.

And the extra confidence of an Olympic title saw Kelly cruise into the 1500m final in search of an amazing double.

Kelly is flag carrier for GB at the closing ceremony of the Athens Olympics


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