Hannah Cockroft Wheelchair Racing
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Hannah Cockroft

Whilst far too modest to admit it, Hurricane Hannah is an inspiration to people of all ages and abilities and has become a really special, and smiling, role model for everyone involved in disability sport.

Hannah's disability was caused by two cardiac arrests at birth, which left her with patchy brain damage, weak hips, deformed legs and feet and problems with her fine motor skills, mobility and balance.

Despite being told not to take part in sport at school, Hannah refused to be deterred and found her true calling when she began wheelchair racing in 2007.

Fast forward just a few years later and the multiple-times gold medallist is regarded as one of the greatest Paralympians of her generation and has dominated wheelchair racing since she burst onto the scene in world record breaking form in the Olympic Stadium at London 2012.

Hannah was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List for services to athletics. 

hannah cockroft in training

After her recent success in Rio, Hannah delivered gold yet again in the World Para Athletics Championships.

Hannah's first gold came in the T34 100m, which also gave her a new World Record time of 17.18. Two more gold medals followed in the T34 400m and 800m, making it nine gold medals out of nine, three trebles in her last three major events and ten para athletic gold medals – not bad for a 24 year old. 

We’re running out of superlatives to describe The Hurricane’s performance but we do know one thing - we’re incredibly proud to have her as part of our team.

Hannah is keen to promote the many benefits of disability sport and encourage more people to play it, watch it or support it.

"Disability sport doesn’t always get the coverage it deserves so it’s great to be able to promote the many reasons why it’s so much fun and fantastic to be a part of."

"Without players, supporters and volunteers there would be no wheelchair racing or any other disability sport for thousands of people to enjoy not just in this country but all over the world."

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