Double Olympic Champion Col. Dame Kelly Holmes MBE (mil) is a world-recognized retired British middle athlete. She is respected throughout the world as a role model and an inspiration.
At age 18, she left her career as a professional middle distance runner and joined the British Army, her first dream. After joining the British Army, she did not call it quits as a runner, rather, she continued to compete in the Army’s athletics events.
She retired from athletics in 2005 due to her injuries. She was made an Honorary Colonel with the Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment (RACTR). Kelly Specialized in 800 and 1500 meters events and won double gold medals for both events at the Summer Olympics in Athens.
Kelly Holmes Husband: Is Dame Kelly Holmes still married?
Dame Kelly Holmes is not married and has never been married before. However, she came out in June 2022 as gay in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.
She stated that she finally felt free having revealed her sexual orientation. In the interview, she further e that she realized she was gay in 1988 when she joined the Army.
She was not able to come since it was illegal at that time to be gay in the military. Even after winning two gold medals in the Athens Olympics 2004 and becoming a public figure, she feared there may still be consequences from the army thus, she never came out.