Hannah Cockroft Takes Gold 👏👏- powers through T34 100m final

Hannah Cockroft takes gold
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Hannah Cockroft Takes Gold in the T34 100m Final at Rio.  She succeeded in defending her Paralympic title in the Olympic Stadium.

Cockroft was several lengths ahead of her nearest rival as she powered through the finish line.  Her time of 17.43 resulted in the 24-year-old from Halifax setting a new Paralympic record.

British athlete Kare Adenegan took silver in the same race that Cockroft took gold.

Athletics Weekly:  Cockroft has dominated the sport but Adenegan had been the athlete to hand the seven-time world gold medallist a rare defeat over 400m earlier this year.  Cockroft has never been beaten over 100m though and it was business as usual for the 24-year-old as she clocked 17.42 to Adenegan’s 18.29 PB, while USA’s Alexa Halko bagged bronze with 18.81. GB’s Carly Tait was sixth in 19.73.

At the end of the race she spoke of how she had every intention of winning.  Hannah said she had put so much effort into training since London 2012 and there was no way she not going to succeed.

She said, the only way to Olympic medals or other achievements is to train and be determined to win.  It is a great feeling she says when you pass the finish line and know that a medal is at the end of it.

On front page of her website Hannah says: you have to keep working to keep winning

All these medals have boosted the numbers for Paralympics GB and help to keep the second place position

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