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Hollie Arnold's Biography

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Who is Hollie Arnold?

She attended Cordeaux Academy in Louth and, aged 11, took up the javelin at Cleethorpes Athletics Club.

The International Paralympic Committee quotes Hollie Arnold:

"The first time I came into contact with it as a discipline was at an event called Star Track in Cleethorpes in 2006. The idea was that you could just turn up and try all number of events, and my brother went along and picked up the javelin. Me being the little sister, I obviously wanted to copy him, so I picked up the javelin and threw it, and I remember thinking that it seemed to travel quite far."

Her family moved to Wales and she studied Sports & Leisure at Ystrad Mynach College.

At just 14 years old, she was the youngest member of Team GB in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.

In the 2013 World Athletics Championships, she won gold. She also won the Women's Javelin F46 in the Paralympic Games in Brazil in 2016 and the World Championships the following year.

Hollie Arnold was made an MBE in the 2017 New Year's Honours for her service to field athletics.

In 2020, she was the first celebrity to be voted off I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Hollie, who was born without a right forearm said:

"I hope by going on the programme, it inspires people.

"Yes I have a missing arm and I am in the Paralympics, but I want to show people nothing stops me and it shouldn't stop anyone else either."

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