Winner: – Appears as gay

British Olympic gold medalist Kelly Holmes stands out as gay. He confirmed this to the newspapers Sunday Mirror.

– I need to do this now, for me. I’m nervous about telling this. “I felt I was going to explode with excitement,” Holmes told the newspaper.

The 52-year-old won gold in the 800 meters and 1500 meters during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

– Sometimes I cry in relief. When this interview came out, I completely shook off that fear, he said.

ATHENS: Kelly Holmes becomes the third woman to take the 800 meters and 1500 meters. Photo: Editorial Shutterstock
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Holmes was an officer in the British Army until 1997. Now he says he is afraid of being gay, as Britain did not allow gays to serve in the military until 2000.

Two years ago, he contacted an LGTBQ+ military leader, who assured him that there would be no sanctions for appearing gay.

“I was convinced all my life that if I confessed to being gay in the army, I would still be in trouble,” Holmes said, before adding:

– Now it feels like I can breathe again. Small talk can save 28 years of heartache.

Henrietta Fairbank

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