David Holding

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David Holding (born 1968) is a British wheelchair athlete. Holding was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that affects the spinal cord, and has been in a wheelchair since childhood. An accountant by training, he competes as an amateur athlete in wheelchair races of all distances. He has won a number of races, but is most well known for being a four-time winner of the London Marathon and the former world record holder and a Paralympic Games gold medal winner in the 100 meter wheelchair race.[1] He competed in four Summer Paralympic Games, from 1992 to 2004, in events ranging from the 100 meters to the marathon. In addition to his 1996 gold in the 100 meters, he also won two bronze medals: in the 200 meters in 1996 and in the 100 meters in 2000.[2]

Holding is a patron of the National Association for Bikers with a Disability.[3]


  1. ^ Hubbard, Alan (2000-01-30). "Holding superior on road and track". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  2. ^ Results for david holding from the International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ NABD Patrons, accessed 27 May 2009