Commonwealth Javelin Gold in Dramatic Fashion

Perfect End to a Perfect Commonwealth Games in Australia. 9 April 2018

Hollie was ultimately pushed all the way, but the Holton-le-Clay star managed to add to her Paralympic and World Championship titles

Former Cleethorpes AC athlete Hollie Arnold also set a new world record to add to her long list of titles by winning F46 javelin gold at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in dramatic fashion.

The 23-year-old reigned supreme on the Gold Coast to add her first Commonwealth title to her Paralympic gold from Rio in 2016, as well as her three world championship titles, the most recent coming last year in London.

Hollie – representing Wales at these games – had to dig deep to claim her latest gold though after being put under pressure by New Zealand’s Holly Robinson, eventually taking the title with her sixth and final throw. Her determination shone through and Hollie was ultimately handed the Gold Medal she so rightly wanted.

Robinson threw 43.32m on her first throw of the final, setting a new world record and putting herself in control.

In response, Arnold came close in her first three throws, setting a best of 41.94m before going better with her fifth throw of 42.40m, but she still had it all to do with her final attempt.

But the reigning world champion pulled it out of the bag with a massive throw of 44.43m, and Robinson was unable to respond as Arnold claimed her first Commonwealth title.