Holly Bradshaw Biography

Holly Bradshaw

Quick Facts About Holly Bradshaw

Celebrated Name Holly Bradshaw
Age 29 Years
Nick Name Holly Bradshaw
Birth Name Holly Bethan Bleasdale
Birth Date 1991-11-02
Gender Female
Profession Track and Field Athlete
Nationality British
Birth Nation Great Britain
Place Of Birth Preston, Lancashire
Ethnicity British-White
Race White
Mother Debbie Bleasdale
Horoscope Scorpio
Religion Christian
High School Parklands Languages High School
College / University Runshaw College, Manchester Met University
Marital Status Married
Husband Paul Bradshaw
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $2 Million
Source of Wealth Sports Industry
Height 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Weight 66 KG
Body Type Athletic
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Holly Bradshaw is a well recognized British track and field athlete specializing in the pole vault who is best known for being the current British record holder in the event indoors and outdoors, with clearances of 4.87 metres (2012 indoors) and 4.90 metres (2021 outdoors). In addition to this, she won a bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics as well as won bronze at the 2012 World Indoor Championships, gold at the 2013 European Indoor Championships, bronze at the 2018 European Championships, and silver at the 2019 European Indoor Championships. She has been consistently ranked among the world's best and has been ranked in the world top ten on the Track and Field News merit rankings four times (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017). Her present coach is Scott Simpson. 

Holly Bradshaw ends run of near misses to win Olympic pole vault bronze

Holly Bradshaw is an Olympic bronze medallist in the pole vault. "It's something I've been working for my whole life and I didn't know if it was ever going to come my way," she said. "I was queen of the fourth, fifth and sixth. But it finally did and I can't believe it." While most finalists struggled with a swirling wind in their faces during the first hour, Bradshaw flew over the opening height of 4.50metres at the first attempt and confidently mastered 4.70m at the second. At that point, after two progressions, there were four vaulters left: the 2016 Rio champion, Katerina Stefanidi from Greece, and the American Katie Nageotte, who had both needed three attempts to get over 4.50m. And then the Russian Olympic Committee's Anzhelika Sidorova, who had looked smoothest of all. The bar kept going up until Stefanidi bailed at 4.85m. Bradshaw soared over that but she had to settle for bronze, with Nageotte clearing 4.90m to take gold and Sidorova silver. 

Why is Holly Bradshaw Famous For?

  • Being a British track and field athlete who specialises in the pole vault. 
  • Being the current British record holder in the event indoors and outdoors, with clearances of 4.87 metres (2012 indoors) and 4.90 metres (2021 outdoors).

Holy Bradshaw claimed bronze in the pole vault at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

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What Nationality is Holly Bradshaw?

Holly Bradshaw was born with the birth name of Holly Bethan Bleasdale whereas her full name is Holly Bethan Bradshaw. She took birth on 2nd November 1991 which makes her the present age of 29 as of 2020. She landed her first step in Preston, Lancashire, Great Britain. Thus, she holds British nationality. She belongs to British-White ethnicity and her race is White. She was born to her father and her mother, Debbie Bleasdale. She was involved in gymnastics from the age of six until she was 11 when she decided to try running. It was not until she was 17 that she tried pole vault for the first time. Scorpio is her Zodiac sign and she follows the Christianity religion. 

Concerning her educational background, Holly attended Parklands Languages High School, a co-educational state comprehensive school in the town of Chorley in Lancashire, in North West England. Then, she went to Runshaw College in Leyland from 2008 to 2010, where she completed her A-Levels. As of today, she is studying for a degree in Sports Exercise and Science at Manchester Met University via distance learning to allow time for her training.  

Holly Bradshaw Career

  • Holly Bradshaw's junior career began when she broke the British Junior pole vault record in June 2010, with a vault of 4.35m. 
  • Then, she competed at the 2010 World Junior Championship where she was the favourite for the gold medal but she failed to vault higher than 4.15m, resulting in a bronze medal behind Angelica Bengtsson and Victoria von Eynatten, who vaulted 4.25m and 4.20m respectively. 
  • Her first competition of the 2011 season was the 2011 European Indoor Championships finishing 11th in the qualifying rounds, with the best vault of 4.45m. 
  • She represented Great Britain in the European Team Championships, where she finished in 5th place in 2011. 
  • In addition, she set a new British U23 record with a 4.53m vault at the British Under-23 Championships in Bedford in June 2011. She set a new British senior record of 4.70m after five days.
  • On 11th March, she won a bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships held in Istanbul.
  • She competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where she managed to reach the final, but knocked the bar at 4.55m, causing her to crash out of the running for a medal. However, she managed to finish in the top 8. 
  • In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Bradshaw said that she was disappointed but that "by Rio, I will be at the top of my game."
  • After then, she won gold at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg with a height of 4.67m in a jump-off with Poland's Anna Rogowska, both having previously jumped 4.72. 
  • She vaulted 4.55 m to be selected in the British Team to the world Championships in 2015. 
  • She cleared 4.70 m before failing at 4.80 m at the World Championships in Beijing. She finished 7th in the final where the Cuban Yarisley Silva took the gold medal with a jump of 4.90 m. 
  • She competed in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, jumping 4.60m to advance to the final where she cleared 4.70m on her second attempt but failed her three attempts at 4.80m and finished fifth. 
  • She competed in the 2016 Diamond League in Zurich, winning first place with 4.76m.
  • She set a new personal best outdoors in Manchester in the same year at 4.81m. 
  • She then participated in the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London where she ended up 6th with a jump of 4.65m. 
  • She won the national outdoor championships in 2017.
  • In an interview in February 2018, she stated that she intends to focus on pole vaulting for the next three years, with her main aims being to win the 2019 World Championships in Doha, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and to clear five metres, before starting a family in 2021.
  • She started her 2018 indoor season in February, competing in the Perche √Člite Tour meet in Rouen, France winning with a clearance of 4.60 metres before going on to clear 4.70m on 30 March at an outdoor competition in Australia. 
  • She finished fourth with another clearance of 4.60m for the pole vault title at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. 
  • She went on to win the biggest outdoor title of her career on 14 July 2018 winning at the inaugural Athletics World Cup in London, improving her season's best to 4.75 metres.  
  • Next, she won a bronze medal on 9 August at the European Championships in Berlin, with another clearance of 4.75 metres. 
  • She won the indoor nationals with a jump of 4.80m in February 2019. 
  • Then, she was selected for the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, reaching for the final with a single jump of 4.60m in qualifying finishing in fourth place in the final. 
  • She became British champion for a sixth consecutive year and eighth time in total when winning the pole vault event at the 2020 British Athletics Championships with a jump of 4.35 metres. 

British track and field athlete, Holly Bradshaw

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Achievements and Titles

  • Personal best(s): 4.90m (2021) and 4.87m (2012)

Who is Holly Bradshaw married to?

Holly Bradshaw is a married woman. She married her handsome husband, Paul Bradshaw in 2014. The couple does not have any children at present. The happily married couple is enjoying their present life peacefully without any disturbances. They both are supportive of each other and respect each other's profession. Her sexual orientation is straight. There is no affair, extramarital news, and relationship of Holly Bradshaw in the past besides her wedding to Paul Bradshaw. 

Holly Bradshaw and her husband, Paul Bradshaw

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What is the Net Worth of Holly Bradshaw?

Holly Bradshaw is a track and field athlete specializing in the pole vault. She has accumulated a net worth of $2 Million from her career. Her major source of wealth comes from the sports industry and she is living a standard lifestyle. Unfortunately, her exact salary details are still to get revealed. 

How tall is Holly Bradshaw?

Holly Bradshaw is a very beautiful woman with a glowing face and a charming smile. Her body type is athletic. She has a tall height of 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm and her balanced bodyweight consists of 66 Kg or 10 st 6 lb or 146 lb. Her other body measurements such as waist size, bicep size, shoe size, and more are still to get unfold yet. She regularly does exercise to maintain her body. Additionally, she is very conscious about her food intake. 

Did You Know?

  • In January 2012, Bradshaw improved the British indoor record by clearing 4.87m in Villeurbanne, during a Perche √Člite Tour meeting.
  • She competed in the 2016 Diamond League in Zurich, winning first place with 4.76m.
  • She is currently coached by Scott Simpson.
  • She was involved in gymnastics from the age of six until she was 11, when she decided to try running. It was not until she was 17 that she tried pole vault for the first time.
  • She became British champion for a sixth consecutive year and eighth time in total when winning the pole vault event at the 2020 British Athletics Championships with a jump of 4.35 metres.