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Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes

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Who is Dame Kelly Holmes?

A star of the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Dame Kelly Holmes is regarded as one of Britain’s greatest-ever sportswomen.

What are Dame Kelly Holmes’ main achievements?

Kelly’s main achievements include winning gold in both the 800m and 1500m events in the 2004 Athens Olympics. During this time, she wrote her name in British Olympic history, and footage of her crossing the finishing line to clinch gold remains one of the country’s most iconic Olympic moments. 

What is Dame Kelly Holmes best known for?

Kelly remains best known for her infamous athletics career, and today is still seen dedicating her time to supporting the next generation of athletes. She recently made headlines after coming out as gay after 34 years of silence. Kelly has since become a strong LGBTQ+ advocate, dedicating her time to helping those who are struggling with their sexual identity. 

Kelly is also recognised for her military career as she served as a former sergeant in the British military before embarking on her professional athletics journey. She can discuss her experiences in the Women’s Royal Army Corps and other military organisations during her keynotes. 

How to book Dame Kelly Holmes for your next corporate event?

Kelly’s wonderful tales of resilience, overcoming adversity and sheer determination can be applied to all walks of life, making her the perfect choice of after-dinner speaker for various occasions. 

To find out more about Dame Kelly Holmes, or to book her for your next event, get in touch with the team at Evolve.

Topics and Themes

  • Athletics
  • LGBTQ
  • Sporting Success
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mental Health
  • LGBT+
  • Olympics

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