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Steve Arnold

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Shipton Bellinger, Hampshire

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification


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A former Staff Sergeant in the army, Steve lost his legs when he stepped on an IED while serving for the army in Afghanistan in 2011.

Within a year Steve had turned his attention to hand cycling where he competed as vice-captain for Great Britain at the Invictus Games and took part in the Race Across America alongside other injured military veterans.

It wasn’t long before Steve joined the British Cycling programme, but after failing to qualify for the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games, he turned his attention towards Nordic skiing, taking up the sport in January 2017.

Narrowly missing out on selection for Pyeongchang four years ago, Steve will make his Paralympic debut at Beijing competing in both the Biathlon and Cross Country events.

Forced to miss much of the biathlon and cross country programme because of positive Covid test he returned prior to arriving in Beijing, Steve was eventually cleared to compete and make his Paralympic debut in the middle distance cross country event where he finished 29th.

Steve was also part of the Great Britain open relay team that finished 12th alongside teammates Callum Deboys, Scott Meenagh and Steve Thomas.

Major results

2022 Paralympic Winter Games, Beijing, China

  • Cross country middle distance: 29th
  • Open 4 x 2.5km relay: 12th

2019 World Championships, Prince George, Canada

  • Biathlon sprint: 14th
  • Biathlon middle distance: 11th
  • Biathlon long distance: 11th
  • Cross country sprint: 13th
  • Cross country middle distance: 13th
  • Cross country long distance: 11th

2021 World Championships, Lillehammer, Norway (delayed to January 2022)

  • Biathlon sprint: 19th
  • Biathlon middle distance: 17th
  • Biathlon long distance: 18th
  • Cross country sprint: 20th

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