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Lincolnshire paralympic athlete Hollie Arnold bags gold at Commonwealth Games

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Grimsby-born athlete Hollie Arnold has won a gold medal with a world record-breaking throw at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The reigning Paralympic and three-times world champion, who is competing for Team Wales at the games on Australia’s Gold Coast stunned crowds with a 44.43m final throw in the F46 para-javelin event.

New Zealand’s Holly Robinson lead with the competition’s first world record on Monday, April 9, but Lincolnshire’s Hollie came back to win Wales’ fifth gold at the 2018 games and set the record once again.

Watch her record-breaking throw.

Hollie Arnold, 23, grew up in Holton-le-Clay and went to school in Louth before moving to Wales.

Born without a right fore-arm, she has grown to become the best in the world in her disability category event.

Watch Hollie’s record-breaking throw and keep up to date with the games on the BBC’s liveblog here.