Athletics: Holmes has stress fracture


Monday 22 July 1996 23:02

Kelly Holmes' mysterious injury was revealed last night as symptoms in her lower left leg were diagnosed as a stress fracture.

Holmes won a 1500 metres silver medal and 800 metres bronze medal at last year's World Championships in Gothenburg and is one of Britain's strong medal hopes in Atlanta. The 26-year-old is still hopeful of taking part in the Games when the 800m heats start at the end of the week.

A spokesman at the British Olympic training camp in Tallahassee said: "Treatment for her injury has been underway and the response so far is encouraging. When she arrived she had already developed what appeared to be a bruise over the two or three days prior to leaving home.

"There is obviously some concern regarding the advisability of competing as there is a possibility of the injury progressing through the rounds of the competition. But Kelly is very positive and determined to run."

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