Chris Holmes

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The Portrait

Chris Holmes
Photographed by Emma Hardy
18 March 2011, London

As the LOCOG Director of Paralympic Integration, Chris Holmes ensures that the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games have equal status at every stage of planning and delivery. London 2012 will be the most integrated Games ever. Holmes lost his sight overnight aged fourteen and two years later competed in the first of four Paralympic Games (1988-2000). He became one of Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmers, winning an unequalled record of six gold medals at one event, nine in total.

‘To come from sport and meet people from every single background and brilliant at what they do is incredible, like nothing else.’
Chris Holmes

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