Hollie Arnold has broken the world record to win Commonwealth javelin gold in dramatic fashion at the games in Australia.
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 was representing Wales (and Reach!) at these games and 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 Arnold sixth and final throw.
“I’m just over the moon,” reported an excited Hollie.
“On that last one, I told myself, ‘I can take this’. I just focused on me.
“I’ve never screamed so loud. I’m so happy. It’s been a rough few months for me so I’m just so happy to be Commonwealth champion.”
Reach are so proud to have Hollie in the family and that she spent time with our young members at the family weekend last year.