Arnold wins Gold
Hollie Arnold (coach: David Turner; club: Blackheath & Bromley) won her fourth consecutive Gold at the World Para Athletics Championship in Dubai last night after a fantastic throw of 44.73m. The F46 javelin thrower won the title with not only a personal best but a Championship and European record too.
Arnold went ahead in round one with a throw of 40.87m but was knocked off the top until her third-round effort of 44.73m that earned her the Gold medal.
“After winning gold, Arnold said: “I’m so happy, this season has been so, so long, so I’m really happy to go out there and get a PB and a gold medal. That’s what I wanted to do and I had a really good series as well. Obviously, I really wanted that world record, but that’s where Tokyo is going to come into it and I can’t wait for that.”
“I was really pumped for it and to be able to put my position as last to throw, so I kind of did that. I was so pumped and so ready, it didn’t feel amazing, but it did at the same time and that was really nice because there is so much more to come.
“Title number four is just as special as title number one. It’s really hard when you come here as the defending champion, but I’m just so happy it’s over now and I can’t wait to get on that podium and get my gold medal.”
Olivia Breen is back in action today at 16.42 in the Women’s 100m T38.