Grimsby Telegraph

Hollie Arnold: ‘It’s been too long’

TOWN-BORN ATHLETE COMPETES IN FIRST COMPETITIO­N AFTER TWO YEAR BREAK

- By LUKE GREEN luke.green@reachplc.com @LukeGreenG­T1

GRIMSBY born athlete Hollie Arnold has made a return to competing after nearly two years of being away from the competitiv­e scene. The team GB athlete competes in F46 Javelin at the Paralympic­s and won the gold medal for Great Britain in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Alongside her sporting career, Hollie also made an appearance on ITV’s hit show ‘I’m A Celebrity...Get t Me Out Of Here’. Hollie was first to o leave the jungle sadly, having only y spent 12 days in the camp. Now, Hollie’s back training and d getting ready for her next challenge. . In her latest tweet, she thanked her r coaches for their help in getting her r ready for the event.

The tweet reads: “First competi- tion since 2019...it’s been too long. “Massive thank you to my coach h @David_T @David_T_Javelin & @Lboro_ Thro Throws for putting on a great com competitio­n!!!! So good to be back back, thankful to have opportunit tunities like this again.”

In a recent radio interview, Holl Hollie spoke about her desire e to c compete in the Tokyo 2020 0 Par Paralympic games after the e pos possibilit­y was announced tha that it may take place this Sum Summer having been pushed bac back due to Covid-19.

S She told FUBAR radio: “Th “They are really, really pushing for the Paralympic­s to go ah ahead and the Olympics, and I’m training like I’m going th there to compete. “They’ve put so much money into this. They spent lik like over two million. So, we ne need this. We need it for people. p We need happiness, regardless re if people are g going to be there to watch u us.”

The 26-year-old added: “I want to go out there and defend my Paralympic c champion status. And I w would like to take the world record out of reach. That’s been my dream.”

She added: “I just feel like, do you know what? Everyone will love it!

Everyone will tune in and support us and I just want to go ahead and make my 2020 that I wanted into the 2021.

“Hopefully everything will go ahead and you never know, hopefully, I’ll have another gold medal around my neck that would be amazing.”

Following the interview, the

Tokyo Olympic body, Tokyo 2020, have announced that the Paralympic­s will go ahead this year from August 24 2021 to September 5 2021.

First competitio­n since 2019...it’s been too long. So good to be back, thankful to have opportunit­ies like this again

Hollie Arnold

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Hollie Arnold in action for the Women’s Javelin Throw F46 at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Above, Hollie when she won the Gold medal for the event.
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