Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Kelly Holmes: I believe in balance. I increase my protein intake when I have been training hard. I could be better than I am at drinking water as it is important but I think my body has adapted. Recovery is key so eating after a workout is essential.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: How did you feel before and after winning your first Olympic medal in the 800 m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?
Ms. Kelly Holmes: It was amazing to get a bronze medal as I only had six weeks of running as I had been injured all year. I knew I was still fit but I was so pleased just to make selection for the team and then my aim was to get through the heads and semi finals. I couldn’t believe I got a bronze medal.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Who has been your greatest influence and motivator in your success in the field of your career?
Ms. Kelly Holmes: My PE teacher Debbie Page was the person who first believed in me and got me into Athletics. My first coach Dave Arnold was the person who guided me. Seb Coe was my hero and watching him win a 1500M Gold medal when I was 14 is what set my dreams of becoming an Olympic Champion.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have won numerous awards and were appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2005. How did you feel after receiving such a great honor?
Ms. Kelly Holmes: It was an incredible honour and I am so grateful to have been recognised for my long and successful career.