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  • Published: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753547533
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Kelly Holmes

Black, White & Gold - My Autobiography




Moving, honest and inspirational - from childhood to double Olympic gold

Kelly Holmes made history when she brought home double gold in the 2004 Olympics, becoming a national hero. She won Sports Personality of the Year, was given a Damehood, fully backed London's successful 2012 Olympic bid and became a superstar on the red carpet as well as a much acclaimed and consulted professional in the sporting world.
Now in her staggeringly honest updated autobiography she reveals the times she fought back tears to battle against injury and win gold, plus the emotional decision she made to retire from athletics.
Including details of her unsettled childhood, trials in the army and a struggle with self harm, Kelly's amazing determination carries through to make this inspirational and powerful autobiography a tale of triumph over adversity and a model for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Pub date: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753547533
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the Author

Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes is a retired English middle distance athlete. She won gold medals in the 800 metres and the 1500 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Today she is the face of Sainsbury's Active Kids campaign and shows a great interest in leading Britain towards a healthier lifestyle. In 2006 she was appointed National School Sports Champion and is currently working with the Government to improve the national physical education programme in schools.


Praise for Kelly Holmes

“This book cracks along at a bracing pace. . . Holmes is a real-life Cinderella.”

Mail on Sunday

“In this fine book, as bright as the lady herself, her motivation, her work ethic, her pride, hopes, dreams and disasters are laid bare. This year's must-have story of a national heroine.”

Sunday Sport

“Readers will enjoy the access into her childhood and her years in the Army”

The Times


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