Hollie Arnold


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In this episode we chat to British Paralympian and self-described javelin queen Hollie Arnold MBE.

Hollie, who was born without a right forearm, became a household name in 2016 when she won gold at the Rio Paralympics, smashing the world record in the process. But things haven't always been plain sailing for Hollie.

We find out how Hollie coped when her mum was hospitalised with severe depression, why internet trolls turned on her when she shared her 'MBE' title on UK reality TV show 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here' and how sibling rivalry got her onto the athletics field in the first place.

If you or someone close to you is finding life difficult, don’t suffer in silence. Contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline or The Samaritans for support.

Hollie's '3am Questions':

Favourite book: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Favourite film: The Grinch (2000)

Favourite song: Rise Up by Andra Day

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Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production.

Produced by Alice Homewood.

YouTube version edited by Oliver and James Phelps.

Music: 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund, 'Let Go' by Conditional and 'Bobby Swing' by The Bladwerk Band

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