Hollie Arnold and Jamie Carter selected for British paralympic squad for IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon

Hollie Arnold competing in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire.
Hollie Arnold competing in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire.
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Two local Payalympic sports stars have been named in the 48-strong British squad for next month’s IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.

Hollie Arnold, a javelin thrower who was brought up in Holton le Clay and went to school in Louth, has been selected as has Jamie Carter, a wheelchair racer from Binbrook.

Both represented Team GB at last year’s incredible 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

British Athletics Paralympic Head Coach Paula Dunn said: “There’s an exciting blend of young talent and experienced athletes in the team and hopefully this is the building block for 2016.

“London 2012 was a great year for the Paralympic movement with more stars emerging onto the world stage, I’m confident that we will see some more come through in Lyon at the IPC World Athletics Championships.

“We’ve seen some great performances already this year, with some of the guys posting some quick times and big throws.

“Our last competition before the Worlds is next week in Birmingham, at the Sainsbury’s IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final, and it will be a great way for our athletes to take stock of the competition before heading out to Lyon.”

The championships take place from July 19-28.