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April Holmes

Track and Field

  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012
TwitterName: April Holmes
Sport: Para Track and Field
Event: 100m, 200m
Height: 5’8”
Current Residence: Kissimmee, Fl
College: Norfolk State University

Paralympic Experience:
  • 2012 Paralympic Games, bronze (100m)
  • 2008 Paralympic Games, gold (100m)
  • 2004 Paralympic Games, bronze (long jump)
Career Highlights:
  • 2011 IPC World Championships – Bronze (100m)
  • 2008 Paralympic Games – Gold (100m)
  • 2008 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Championships – Gold (100m, 200m, Long Jump)
  • 2007 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Championships – Gold (100m, 200m, Long Jump)
  • 2006 IPC World Championships – Gold (100m, 200m)
  • 2006 IPC World Championships – Bronze (Long Jump)
  • 2006 Visa Paralympic World Cup – Gold (Long Jump)
  • 2006 Paralympic Revival – Gold (100m, 400m)
  • 2004 Paralympic Games – Bronze (Long Jump)
  • 2002 IPC World Championships – Silver (100m)
  • 2002 IPC World Championships – Fourth (200m)

Fun Facts: Off the track, Holmes runs the April Holmes Foundation, a non-profit organization tasked with assisting people with physical and learning disabilities with scholarships and medical
equipment…Having recently completed her MBA in marketing, Holmes plans to use her
education to improve the awareness of persons with disabilities… She does motivational
speeches… Presented Liberty Bell & Proclamation from City of Philadelphia Mayor John
Street in 2006… Z-Hope Woman of the Year presented by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in
2005… 2004 USOC Spirit Award winner.

Learn more: 
US Para Track and Field

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