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Kelly Holmes will discover tomorrow if running the 800 metres here has taken the edge off her chances in the 1500m final. Judging by the way she reached that final last night, it doesn't look like it.

Gold seals Kelly's split with partner

Kelly Holmes woke up yesterday - if she slept at all - the country's new heroine, all of us still high on her fantastic gold medal run, the British team in Athens given a huge lift by her performance. Maria Mutola, her great rival and one-time training partner, certainly won't be feeling the same, having finished fourth in the 800 metres in which Holmes won gold on Monday.

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Kelly Holmes, still coming to terms with becoming 800 metres champion, took the first step towards securing a historic Olympic double here last night as she progressed to tomorrow's 1500m semi-final.

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Jolanda Ceplak announced her Olympic ambitions at the Rome Golden Gala meeting last night by setting the world's fastest time this year for 800 metres. Slovenia's 2002 European champion hit the front on the back straight and held off a late challenge by Russia's Svetlana Cherkasova to cross the line in 1min 57.68sec.

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