Hollie Arnold

17-year old Hollie Arnold will compete in the Javelin event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games this summer.

Having competed in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, 17 year old Hollie Arnold will already be familiar with the attention and pressure that will be on her.

Ranbir Bhullar profiles the javelin athlete ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

A former member of the Cleethorpes Athletic Club, Hollie is currently ranked 2nd in the world in the F46 Javelin, and one of Britain’s best hopes for a medal. At Junior World Level she has also competed in Discus and Shot Putt, but her main sport is Javelin.

In the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, Hollie came 11th in the Javelin F42-46 category. But 2011 was to be a landmark year in Hollie’s career as an athlete. She won a bronze medal in the F46 Javelin at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand and has continued her good run of form by winning a silver medal in the F46 Javelin at the 2012 IPC Athletics European Championships in Stadskanaal, Holland.

Although Hollie now lives in Wales, the Holton-le-Clay athlete will be flying the flag for Lincolnshire this summer!