September 13, 2016 4.28 pm This story is over 60 months old

Grimsby javelin thrower smashes world record on way to Paralympic gold

Grimsby javelin competitor Hollie Arnold has won Paralympic gold with a new world record throw. Hollie threw an enormous 43.01m in the F46 javelin competition at the Rio Paralympics on Tuesday, September 13. The 21-year-old had already thrown a world record of 41.68m earlier in the competition, before breaking it again by nearly a metre…

Grimsby javelin competitor Hollie Arnold has won Paralympic gold with a new world record throw.

Hollie threw an enormous 43.01m in the F46 javelin competition at the Rio Paralympics on Tuesday, September 13.

The 21-year-old had already thrown a world record of 41.68m earlier in the competition, before breaking it again by nearly a metre and a half.

Hollie, who was born without her right forearm, grew up in Holton-le-Clay, and attended Cleethorpes Athletic Club.

She moved to South Wales to be closer to her athletics coach in preparation for the Paralympics.