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Published on 5-Nov-2015

Bronze for Robinson at IPC Athletics World Championships

Holly Robinson placed third in the F46 javelin on the final day at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha on Sunday.

New Zealand's fourth medal at the Championships was won by the Dunedin 20 year old with a personal best and New Zealand record of 38.18m.

Robinson started the competition nervously with a throw of 33.51 and followed that with two fouls, the big throw coming in the fifth round putting a smile on the Dunedin Para-Athlete's face.

The winner was Britain's Hollie Arnold with a Championship record of 40.53m, while Katarzyna Piekart from Poland took silver with 39.28m.

Four New Zealanders won medals at the Championships, New Zealand's best haul in recent years. Silver medals went to Jessica Hamill (F34 shot put) and Rory McSweeney (F44 javelin) while bronze went to Anna Grimaldi (T47 long jump) and Robinson.

The eight team members all hit personal best performances throughout the championships, with a total of 14 personal bests throughout the event.

Thirteen of those performances were also New Zealand records.

Photo credit - Getty Images.

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