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A delightful read
on 27 October 2007
Black, White and Gold : My Autobiography by Kelly Holmes is a delighful read. The autobiography features one of the greatest British female athletic to emerge and establish history in the field of athletics. The glorious achievement of claiming two well deserved gold medals during 2004 Athens Olympics gained her widespread recognition. She joins the elite list of the greatest British Olympicans. This include the line up of Coe, Orvett, Cramp,Thompson, Sanderson, Christie and Gunnell. This is a prestigious list to represent.
The autobiography is a reflection on a remarkable career which details all the major setbacks including injuries, family problems and uphill struggles during her scholling and army days, major championships triumps and dissapointments,(Commonwealth, Olympics, World Championship, European, Grand prixs)) and her impending retirement. Majority of Kelly Holme's life is beautifully covered, which is interesting and fascinating to read. A special section is included to feature figures in relation to qualifying times, medals wons and championship entered.
The autobiography is well written by Kelly Holmes. This is an opportunity to reveal her story of achieving Olympic success and what it feels like. It is a real treat anyone who expressed an interest in athletics. One must appreciate that Kelly Holmes route to success was by no means an easy rollocaster as she worked effortlessy hard and taken sacrifices in life to achieve her dreams. She deservely secures a position of Olympic greats. The autobiography is a delightful read of a truly remarkable and genuine nice natured person.