5 Nov 2019

Robinson chasing Paralympic javelin gold

11:37 am on 5 November 2019

Paralympian javelin thrower Holly Robinson will lead a 15-strong New Zealand team at the world para athletics championships in Dubai.

Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson Photo: Photosport

Robinson, 24, is chasing gold at her third world championships after winning bronze in 2015 and silver two years later .

She starts favourite after throwing an F46 world record 45.73m to win the Australian championships earlier this year.

Joining her in the medal chase is veteran thrower Jess Gillan, who will be contesting her fifth championships.

The experienced F34 shot putter, currently ranked third in the world, is returning to competition after suffering multiple leg fractures in 2018.

She previously won silver at the 2015 world championships and bronze in 2017.

Lisa Adams - sister of double Olympic gold medallist Valerie - will contest the discus and the F37 shot put, where she is the current world No.1 and record holder.