Holly Robinson wins New Zealand’s 12th medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Publish Date
Friday, 3 September 2021, 11:36PM

Holly Robinson has won New Zealand's 12th medal of the Tokyo Paralympics after claiming gold in the women's F46 javelin tonight.

It looked like Robinson wouldn't be able to improve on the silver medal she won in Rio.

But then, with the pressure on, she delivered with her final throw to become the first competitor in the final to cross the 40-metre mark tonight.

Noelle Roorda from the Netherlands soon followed to win a shock silver and defending champion Hollie Arnold from Great Britain couldn't replicate those efforts, being consigned to bronze.

The 28-year-old wins New Zealand's fifth gold medal of these Paralympics and that was surely the most dramatic of the lot.

Congratulations Holly!