ARNOLD Hollie

26 Jun 1994
27
Female
F46
GRIMSBY
 
Great Britain
GREAT BRITAIN

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's Javelin Throw - F46 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic St. - Standing Javelin
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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RankEventYearLocationResult
Paralympic Games
1Javelin Throw - F462016Rio de Janeiro, BRA43.01
5Javelin Throw - F462012London, GBR36.27
11Women's Javelin Throw F42-462008Beijing, CHN29.10
World Championships
1Javelin Throw - F462019Dubai, UAE44.73
1Javelin Throw - F462017London, GBR43.02
1Javelin Throw - F462015Doha, QAT40.53
1Javelin Throw - F462013Lyon, FRA37.45
3Javelin Throw - F462011Christchurch, NZL32.45
Commonwealth Games
1Javelin Throw - F462018Gold Coast, QLD, AUS44.43
European Championships
1Javelin Throw - F462018Berlin, GER40.15
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Spending time with her dog and cat, makeup. (Instagram profile, 20 Feb 2021)
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Athlete
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Partner Josh Morgan
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English
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Blackheath and Bromley Harriers [London, GBR]
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David Turner [personal], GBR, from 2017
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Her partner Josh Morgan has coached the Welsh national table tennis team. (Josh Morgan Instagram profile, 31 Dec 2020; Instagram profile, 31 Dec 2020)
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2008 for Great Britain, Paralympic Games in Beijing, China (holliearnold.com, 18 Aug 2014)
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She strained her shoulder prior to the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, an injury that affected her performance at the event. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010; thisislincolnshire.co.uk, 14 Jan 2010)

Earlier in her career she suffered a stress fracture to her back [L5], which took nearly a year to heal. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010; thisislincolnshire.co.uk, 14 Jan 2010)
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She took up the sport at age 11 at Cleethorpes Athletics Club in England. (holliearnold.com, 18 Aug 2014)
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"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." (dailymail.co.uk, 03 Feb 2012; Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (britishathletics.org.uk, 11 Nov 2019; telegraph.co.uk, 20 Dec 2020)
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She trains at Loughborough University in England. (telegraph.co.uk, 20 Dec 2020)
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British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
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Her family and friends. (grimsbytelegraph.co.uk, 31 Dec 2016)
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"Strong doesn't necessarily mean big and strong. It means powerful, it means you can stand tall and you're proud of yourself. There are loads of other different things that strong involves. I would say a strong mindset as well, so not just being physically strong." (stylist.co.uk, 02 Nov 2019)
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She was named Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] in the 2017 New Year's Honours list. (walesonline.co.uk, 31 Dec 2016)

She was named Para Sportsperson of the Year at the 2016 Lincolnshire Sports Awards in England. (activelincolnshire.com, 04 Nov 2016)

She was named the 2008 Sports Personality of the Year in Lincolnshire, England. (louthleader.co.uk, 10 Nov 2008)

She received the 2008 Sports Aid One to Watch Award in Great Britain. (bbc.co.uk, 22 Sep 2008)

General Interest

Classification
F46 (IPC, 22 Feb 2021)

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency (holliearnold.com, 18 Aug 2014)

Origin of Impairment
Congenital (holliearnold.com, 18 Aug 2014)

Impairment Details
She was born without her right forearm. (holliearnold.com, 18 Aug 2014)

General
TV APPEARANCE
In 2020 she appeared on British survival reality TV show 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'. She was the first person with an impairment to appear on the programme. "I hope I've done myself justice and that in the next few years more disabled people will be involved. It's really special to be the first and it was just the most incredible time. Yes, I have a disability but I just get on with things, always have, and I think people saw that. There were comments saying, 'She should have been exempt from some tasks' but, to me, I feel like it was a challenge. It is such a whirlwind of emotions, everything in there is heightened, the vulnerability that comes out. I am so proud of myself, I hardly cried. I'm usually quite an emotional person and I cry often. But I felt like vibe in the camp was, whoever was down, you'll be back up in a minute. It was so honest and lovely, it's just amazing memories." (telegraph.co.uk, 20 Dec 2020; dailymail.co.uk, 28 Nov 2020)

FAMILY SACRIFICE
At age 16 her family relocated from Grimsby, England, to Wales to allow her access to better coaching and to further her athletics career. Her mother was later diagnosed with depression in 2013, due in part to stress resulting from the move. "As an 18-year-old, that was a scary thing to go through and the whole experience made me grow up fast. They had moved their life for me, but it quickly became a role reversal because I had to be an adult and make sure mum was okay. My mum doesn't mind me talking about this because she'll know it could help other people and for other people to open up and talk about it. I'm so proud of how she's adapted and overcome things and I think I get that 'never give up' mentality from her." (paralympics.org.uk, 29 Jan 2019)

Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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