Wheelchair racer wins T34 800m on Sunday on the World Para Athletics Champs in Paris
Twelve years after her first World Para Championships, Hannah Cockroft stormed to gold medal No.14 within the T34 800m.
Racing to victory on day 9 of the championships, it was Cockroft’s second win of the week after taking 100m gold just a few days earlier.
Right here she clocked a championship document, too, with 1:51.57.
Cockroft blasted into an early lead within the two-lap race and was adopted by by GB team-mate Kare Adenegan in 1:59.62 as Adenegan added to the silver she received within the T34 100m.
Cockroft mentioned: “I’m ecstatic that I’m world champion… however I do know that I had a greater time than that someplace inside me. I used to be pushing 1:44 earlier this yr, so to push a 1:51 is a little bit of step again. So, I’m a bit pissed off.
“My first world championships was 12 years in the past. I didn’t dream in one million years all that point in the past that I’d nonetheless be right here all these years later, and possibly not doing a 1:51, which is an efficient time however I’m simply by no means comfortable!”
On an excellent evening for GB para-athletes, there have been additionally silver medals for Michael Jenkins within the F38 shot put and the 4x100m common relay group (pictured above).
The common relay quartet of Zac Shaw, Jonnie Peacock, Sophie Hahn and Sammi Kinghorn completed in third however had been later upgraded to silver behind Japan after the unique winners, Canada, had been DQ’d.
GB medals after day 9 in Paris
Gold: Hollie Arnold [Women’s F46 Javelin], Jonathan Broom-Edwards [Men’s T64 high jump], Hannah Cockroft [Women’s T34 100m and 800m], Gavin Drysdale [Men’s T72 100m], Sabrina Fortune [Women’s F20 Shot Put], Sammi Kinghorn [Women’s T53 100m], Dan Pembroke [Men’s F13 Javelin]
Silver: Kare Adenegan [Women’s T34 100m and 800m], Olivia Breen [Women’s T38 Long Jump], Michael Jenkins [Men’s F38 Shot Put], Sammi Kinghorn [Women’s T53 400m and 800m], Rafi Solaiman [Men’s T72 100m], Common 4x100m Relay
Bronze: Fabienne Andre [Women’s T34 100m], Sophie Hahn [Women’s T38 100m and 200m], Maria Lyle [Women’s T35 200m], Zac Shaw [Men’s T12 100m], Danny Sidbury [Men’s T54 5000m]
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