April Holmes

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April Holmes
Personal information
Born (1973-03-11) March 11, 1973 (age 41)
Residence Chula Vista, California USA
Height 5.8 feet (1.8 m) (2010)
Weight 140 pounds (64 kg) (2010)
Website www.aprilholmes.com
Sport
Sport Paralympic athletics
Event(s) all events
Coached by Al Joyner

April Holmes (born 11 March 1973) is a Paralympic athlete from the USA competing mainly in category T44 sprint events.

Biography[edit]

Holmes grew up in Somerdale, New Jersey. [1] She competed in the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece, where she won a bronze medal in the women's Long jump - F44/46 event, finished sixth in the women's 100 metres - T46 event, with a world T44 record and finished seventh in the women's 200 metres - T46 event. She also competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China, winning a gold medal in the women's 100 metres - T44 event.

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Major Achievements[edit]

  • 2011: Bronze medal, 100m (T44) - IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2008: Gold medal, 100m - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • 2008: Three gold medals, 100m, 200m and Long Jump - U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Championships, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • 2008: World record 200m T44/F44 (27.10)- Boiling Point Track Classic
  • 2007: Three gold medals, 100m, 200m and Long Jump - U.S. Paralympic Track & Field National Championships, Marietta, Ga.
  • 2006: Two gold medals, 100m, 200m; Bronze medal, Long Jump - 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships, Assen, The Netherlands
  • 2006: Two world records, 100m (12.98), 200m (27.10) - U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 2006: Gold medal, long jump - Visa Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 2006: Two gold medals, 100m, 400m - Paralympic Revival, Duderstadt, Germany
  • 2006: Bronze medal, long jump - IPC Athletics World Indoor Championships, Sweden
  • 2006: Two gold medals, 100m, 200m - German National Championships, Leverkusen, Germany
  • 2004: Two world records, 100m, 200m; Bronze medal, long jump - Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
  • 2003: Gold medal, 100m; Silver medal, 200m - Rocky Mountain State Games, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • 2003: Gold medal, 200m - German National Championships, Leverkusen, Germany
  • 2002: Silver medal, 100m; Fourth place, 200m - IPC Athletics World Championships, Lille, France
  • 2002: First place, 100m - DS/USA's International Challenge, Orlando, Fla.

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