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Grimsby-born athlete Hollie Arnold won a gold medal with a world record-breaking throw at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Lincolnshire paralympic athlete Hollie Arnold gets gold at Commonwealth Games

Grimsby-born athlete Hollie Arnold won a gold medal with a world record-breaking throw at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The reigning Paralympic and three-time world champion, who competed for Wales at the games on Australia’s Gold Coast, stunned crowds with a 44.45m final throw in the F46 para-javelin event.

New Zealand’s Holly Robinson lead with the competition’s first world record on Monday 9th April, however, Lincolnshire’s Hollie came back to win Wales’ fifth gold at the 2018 games and set the record once again.

Hollie Arnold, 23, grew up in Holton-le-Clay and went to school in Louth before moving to Wales. She was born without a right forearm, but she has grown to become the best in the world in her disability category event.

Hollie said:

It’s the first time ever for my event F46 javelin to be included in the Commonwealth Games.

It’s been an incredible experience, to come away with the gold medal and a massive new world record I’m over the moon.

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