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Kelly Holmes is a retired English athlete who is 2004 Summer Olympics gold medalist for running.  Kelly Holmes was initially a British army who started competing in middle distance run after being inspired by former British middle-distance runners.

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: April 19, 1970 (Age 47)
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Middle-distance runner

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1. Family and Personal Life

Kelly Holmes is a happily single woman with no plans of getting married. She considers herself to be too old to have children and settled down with a family.

Kelly was born in Pembury, Kent to parents Derrick Holmes, a Jamaican native car mechanic and Pam Norman. She was barely 1 when her biological father abandoned them after which the family had a very tough life. When 18, her mother remarried Michael Norris, a painter, and decorator whom she considers her father till now.

Quick Info:

  • Parents: Derrick Holmes and Pam Norman
  • Husband: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Marital Status: Unmarried

She mostly spent her childhood in Hildenborough, Kent, where she also studied Hildenborough CEP School followed by Tonbridge located Hugh Christie Comprehensive School.

Moving to her personal life, Kelly is happily single and has no plans of getting married. She calls herself to be an independent and selfish woman, adding she can’t have her own kids now considering she is too old to have babies now.

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2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Kelly Holmes is counted one of the most successful and beautiful athletes in the history. Unlike any other athletes, she is an absolute beauty who turns on the glamour during award night and aggressive as well as competitive in the field.

Kelly will be soon turning 50, but the athlete still looks mesmerizing and fabulous both with her looks and physique. The brunette bombshell from London is oozing glamour and confidence every time she walks toward the screen or steps for a marathon.

Quick Info:

  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm)
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)

The elegantly beautiful, Kelly has a look of boyish as she chops herself with scissors following the injuries which could have probably halted her career. However, the Olympic gold star has yet rocked her look and style owning it like a boss.

Moreover, the beauty siren has a sizzling body, maintained through strict diet and absolute work out. Speaking about her diet she reaches for a full jar of roasted and salted nuts and seeds as well as a smoothie made out of fresh fruits and almond milk.

Mostly busy hitting gym and running long distance, she spends her small leisure hanging and chatting with friends. The very lovely and gorgeous, Kelly also attends events and red carpets during her downtime.

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3. Professional Career

Kelly Holmes is a middle-distance athlete who won a double gold medal at the Athens Olympic in 2004. She previously served British military force as a sergeant. 

Kelly was 12 when she first started her athletic training under the eye of Coach David Arnold in Tonbridge Athletics Club. She idolized former British distance runner Steve Ovett and followed his rules to success. However, she briefly dropped the idea of athletics after joining the British Army at the age of 18. Prior to joining the warfare force, she assisted a sweet shop and a nursing home opened for disabled patients.

Career Timeline:

  • 2004: Attended Athens Olympic and won a double gold medal
  • 2007: Presented sports news for BBC London News
  • 2009: President of Commonwealth Games England
  • 2013: Face of Money Force, a show aimed at the UK Armed Forces

Primarily joining the Army force as a lorry driver for Women’s Royal Army Corps, and later positioned as a physical training instructor, she had perfectly combined running with that of serving the country. Aimed and trained to become a sergeant, she was quite impressed young military who showcased competency and prowess. With effective training in Army camp, she ultimately qualified for sergeant class 1 PTI, though lingered in the Adjutant General Corps after the dismissal of the WRAC.

While in the military she was the judo winner as well as the competitor to her male counterparts in the men’s 800 meters running. At the next sports event, she was named the champion of 800 meters, 3000 meters, and heptathlon. She continued to groom herself while employed in the Army until collected enough funds required for a full-time athlete.

Although she had been trained since 2003, her arrival in the league competition was only after a year as she fought with anxiety and depression over the time following the leg injury. Her first sports event was at Athens Olympics where she won 1500 m race against Jolanda Ceplak and further went on to compete in 800 meters race, finishing it off with a win against Hasna Benhassi and Mutola.

Her several other tournaments and games include 1995 Gothenburg World Championships, winning silver and bronze medal, 2002 Sydney Olympics with bronze in 800 m, silver medal at both World Indoor Championships and first World Athletics Final.

Apart from her athletic career, she has been associated with ‘On Camp with Kelly’, which basically trained and guide junior athletes. She also served BBC London News in September 2007 as a filled-in anchor for Mark Bright, presenting weekly sports updates and news. In 2009, she was named the successor of Sir Chris Chataway for President of Commonwealth Games England and a year after she was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame.

In Addition, she was the face for MoneyForce, a show which aimed to improve the economic stability of UK Armed Forces. She was also the participant at ITV series Bear Grylls: Mission Survive. Most recently she had appeared in episode 5 of BBC One TV series Women at War: 100 Years of Service.

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4. Salary and Net Worth 2018

Kelly Holmes net worth counts over millions of dollar with which she is living a lavish life. Additionally, she also owns a luxurious cafe in her hometown which further contributes to her massive fortunes. 

Kelly is worth over $1.1 million, earned through her glorious career as a sergeant in the military and middle-distance runner in the Olympic. From working in the military to owning a commercial project-Café 1809 in the town of Hildenborough, she has really traveled a long journey to the success. The lady with the gold medal has however not revealed the exact salary amount per annum.

Quick Info:

  • Net Worth: $1.1 million
  • Salary: N/A

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