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Grimsby javelin thrower smashes world record on way to Paralympic gold

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Grimsby javelin competitor Hollie Arnold has won Paralympic gold with a new world record throw.

Hollie threw an enormous 43.01m in the F46 javelin competition at the Rio Paralympics on Tuesday, September 13.

The 21-year-old had already thrown a world record of 41.68m earlier in the competition, before breaking it again by nearly a metre and a half.

Hollie, who was born without her right forearm, grew up in Holton-le-Clay, and attended Cleethorpes Athletic Club.

She moved to South Wales to be closer to her athletics coach in preparation for the Paralympics.