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.
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.
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