HOLLIE Arnold is taking part in this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
The parasport athlete will be joined in the castle with Mo Farah, another major sportsperson.
Hollie Arnold is a parasport athleteCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Who is Hollie Arnold?
Hollie is a 26 year old athlete from Grimsby.
She now lives in Leicestershire and gave fans a peak inside her home.
The highlight of her career thus far has been winning gold at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.
She plays javelin and has broken world records twice, once in Rio and again at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
She attended her first disability sports event aged 11 and by 14 she was representing Great Britain.
Now she’ll make her reality TV debut on the twentieth series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Hollie Arnold is a powerhouse sportswoman, having smashed world records twiceCredit: Getty Images – Getty
When did she compete at the Paralympics?
She first competed at the Paralympics aged 14, making her the youngest Brit at the Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.
She finished 11th in the women’s F42-46 javelin.
Then she competed at the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, at which she came fifth and achieved her then personal best.
In 2016 she won gold at the Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
There she set a world record with a throw of 43.01 metres, which she went on to beat again two years later.
Her record is now 44.43 metres.
Hollie Arnold will face life in a cold Welsh castle for I’m A CelebCredit: Getty Images – Getty
What happened to her arm?
Hollie was born without her right forearm.
She spoke to Stylist magazine about how she came to terms with her disability.
She said: “it was a big journey for me being disabled because I hated the way I looked.
“I used to hide my disability, and I got to an age where I said: ‘I’m never going to have the other arm, so you should accept the way you are’.
Revealing her strong mindset, she added: “I love the way I look now, it’s a part of me. It doesn’t define me, it’s just a part of me.
“I think I would still be in sport if I had two arms. It’s given me a great pathway, so I can’t complain.”
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