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Dame Kelly Holmes is the President of Commonwealth Games England.

Dame Kelly is an aspirational role model for the large numbers of English athletes across many sports who compete for England at the Commonwealth Games.

In 2004, Dame Kelly secured a place in history by becoming the first English female athlete to win both the 800m and 1500m in one Olympic Games. Previously, Dame Kelly had won two Commonwealth Games golds and a silver.

Made a Dame by Her Majesty the Queen in 2005, Dame Kelly was also winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2004. A former Army PTI, Dame Kelly was awarded an MBE in 1997 for her services to the British Army.

Dame Kelly is renowned for the work she undertakes for youth sport education. Also founding the DKH Legacy Trust in 2008 to create life chances for disadvantaged children, providing personal development programmes whilst also supporting elite performers as they develop a new career.