2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Holly Robinson

  • 22/03/2018
Holly Robinson
NZ para athlete Holly Robinson throws javelin. Photo credit: Photosport

Age: 23
Event: Javelin
Club: Athletics Taieri
Born: December 10, 1994
Personal Best: 42.68m
Coach: Raelene Bates
Social links: @holly.robinson.9634 (Facebook), @hollyrobinson94 (Instagram)

Robinson is one of New Zealand’s most decorated para athletes and strong medal prospect - possibly gold - in the javelin on the Gold Coast.

Born with a congenital limb reduction, Robinson’s left arm ends below the elbow and she is classified F46 in field events.

The highlight of her international career was a silver medal - behind Briton Hollie Arnold - at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, where she was also flagbearer for the opening ceremony.

Robinson has also achieved two silver medals and a bronze in the javelin at IPC world championships, and her 42.68m personal best was good enough to rank her seventh against able-bodied rivals in New Zealand last year.

She also holds national F46 records for shot put and discus.

Brother Jonathon and father Steve have both represented West Coast in the Heartland rugby championship.