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April Holmes

Paralympic Gold & 2x Bronze Winner / Women Empowerment

April Holmes is a speaker and executive coach whose perspectives on overcoming adversity to achieve athletic success have her in high demand. After losing part of her left leg in an accident in 2001, she rebounded to become one of the century’s most accomplished athletes with four Paralympic Games appearances, three Paralympic medals (one gold, two bronze), six World Championship medals, and more than a dozen world and U.S. record performances in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and long-jump events. She is the cofounder and CEO of HeroHangout, a celebrity-driven learning community mentoring, engaging, and empowering youth through life experiences.



​An injury led April Holmes to rediscover her passion for sport

“There is no mission to great and no challenge too difficult if you simply apply your talents, energies, and work ethic.”

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