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A running super star By Rebekah Kelly Holmes The beginning Kelly was born on the 19 th of April 1970 in Pembury Kent her farther a Jamaican car mechanic her English mother Pam Norman 17 at the time of her birth . She started athletics at the age of 12 at Tonbridge athletics

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a running super star by rebekah
A running super star

By Rebekah

Kelly Holmes

the beginning
The beginning

Kelly was born on the 19th of April 1970 in Pembury Kent

her farther a Jamaican car mechanic her English mother

Pam Norman 17 at the time of her birth .

She started athletics at the age of 12 at Tonbridge athletics

Club her coach David Arnold . In 1983 she won the English

Schools 1500 metres.

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Army Career

At the age of 18 she joined the British Army.

Starting as a lorry driver in the woman's

Royal army corps [wrac], soon becoming a

physical training instructor. Later on in her

career becoming British army judo

champion and competing in army athletics

events. In 1998 she was appointed member of

the military division of the British empire (MBE).

2004 athens olympic games
2004 Athens Olympic Games

At the Athens Olympic games Kelly

competed in the 1500 and 800

metres races winning gold in both.

She also set a new British record

for the distance of 1500m.

Becoming the third woman in history to do the 800m and

1500 m double. The first British woman to win two Olympic

gold medals.

dame kelly
DAME KELLY

Kelly Holmes was made Dame of the British Empire (DBE)

in 2005 by the Queen.

She retired from athletics in December 2005.

In May 2009 she was made president of

Commonwealth Games England.

Dame Kelly currently works with children

helping them keep fit and have fun in sport.