Atlanta briefly : Holmes refutes injury rumours

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Kelly Holmes, one of Britain's best hopes for success on the Olympic track, last night refuted rumours that she had fitness problems. The double world championship medallist issued a brief statement reading: "I am happy with my progress in training and looking forward to my competitions in Atlanta." The British team spokesman, Tony Ward, did not shed any more light when he said: "I can neither confirm nor deny that she has an injury.." Holmes, 26, won a 1500m silver and 800m bronze at last year's championships in Gothenburg. She has been deliberating over whether to run both in the Olympics, but had to scrap two races designed to help her decide. Holmes was said to be suffering from sinusitis when she withdrew from the Stockholm Grand Prix and also missed the last big meeting before the Games, at Crystal Palace four days later.

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