Nominated for Sport award
Hollie Arnold MBE is the current Paralympic and double IPC World Champion and world record holder for the F46 Javelin.
Hollie was born without her forearm but this has never stopped her from doing anything. Whilst at school, she attended a Star Track Athletics training course where she discovered a talent for throwing the javelin. This lead to her first disability sports event at the age of 11, where she won 7 gold medals across several events.
Hollie moved to South Wales at an early age so that she could have the best possible training and coaching facilities, She has attended Ystrad Mynach College and trains at Cardiff Metropolitan University. In 2008, she was the youngest member of the Great Britain Paralympics Team at the Beijing Olympic Games at the age of 14. In 2010 she took silver at the IWAS World Junior Championship and gold at the 2011 championship. In 2011 Hollie also stepped up to the senior level representing Britain at the IPC Athletics World Championships where she won the bronze medal in the F46 javelin.
In 2012, Hollie took part in her 2nd Paralympic Games in London. At the IPC World Championships in Lyon where she won gold, which she retained at the 2015 World Championships. In 2016 Hollie took part in her 3rd Paralympics where she won gold with a world record breaking throw. In July 2017 she won gold at the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships in London where she beat her own world record with throw of 43.02 metres. Hollie was made an MBE in 2017 in recognition of her inspirational sporting achievements.