Firing gun about to sound for 2012 Paralympics, as local stars go for gold

20120124  Copyright onEdition 2012�'Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition''Hollie Arnold who has been named as a member of ParalympicsGB.''ParalympicsGB is the name for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic Team that competes at the summer and winter Paralympic Games. The Team is selected and managed by the British Paralympic Association, in conjunction with the national governing bodies,� and is made up of the best sportsmen and women who compete in the 20 summer and 4 winter sports on the Paralympic Programme.''Media enquiries for ParalympicsGB should be addressed to the ParalympicsGB Press Office T: 020 7842 5786 E: press@paralympics.org.uk''For further images please visit:'http://www.w-w-i.com/paralympicsgb/'If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com'This image is copyright the photographer 2012�.'This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be cre

20120124 Copyright onEdition 2012�'Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition''Hollie Arnold who has been named as a member of ParalympicsGB.''ParalympicsGB is the name for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic Team that competes at the summer and winter Paralympic Games. The Team is selected and managed by the British Paralympic Association, in conjunction with the national governing bodies,� and is made up of the best sportsmen and women who compete in the 20 summer and 4 winter sports on the Paralympic Programme.''Media enquiries for ParalympicsGB should be addressed to the ParalympicsGB Press Office T: 020 7842 5786 E: press@paralympics.org.uk''For further images please visit:'http://www.w-w-i.com/paralympicsgb/'If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com'This image is copyright the photographer 2012�.'This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be cre

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THE 2012 Paralympic Games will have a tough job following on from the Olympics, but two local athletes are hoping the home support will help them in their bid for gold.

Hollie Arnold, 18, will be taking on the world’s best Paralympic javelin throwers. The former Cordeaux student was born with one arm, but that hasn’t deterred her from rising to become one of the best on the planet.

Jamie Carter of Binbrook. Photo: onEdition.

Jamie Carter of Binbrook. Photo: onEdition.

Hollie used to live in Holton le Clay, but has since moved to Wales to be nearer her coach.

Meanwhile Binbrook’s Jamie Carter, 17, will be going for gold in Team GB’s wheelchair racing team. Jamie will race in the T34 classification 100m and 200m events, and is already the record holder in the 200m, 400m and 800m races in his class.

Both are in with a real chance of making an impact on the medal table.

The games officially get underway on Thursday, August 30.

Follow the Leader newspaper and online at www.louthleader.co.uk to find out how our local athletes fare.