Hannah Russell races to backstroke gold. Not only that she also broke her own world record in a dominant S12 100m backstroke victory at great speed
It was a swim of 1min 6.06sec completely obliterating her competitors. Hannah was ecstatic with her amazing success saying she was delighted with the “perfect race”.
At the age of 20, Hannah, beat her nearest rival Ukrainian Yaryna Matlo by an incredible six-second margin. The triple Paralympic medallist broke her own world record in the 100m Backstroke to claim the gold medal. Hannah is also a swimmer with Salford University
The swimmer, from Woking, was off the blocks much faster than the rest of the field, and made the race hers after the first turn. Her competitors couldn’t be seen as she touched the finish line.
Later, she spoke about the race: “I’ve been training for four hard years and I wanted to execute the perfect race so to do it here is fantastic.”
“This week I’ve been up in the stands watching all my teammates swim, it’s been incredible seeing all the medals and PBs so I couldn’t wait to get in the water.
“I’ve always dreamed about standing on top of the podium, I’ve got lots of family here supporting me so it’s amazing.”
Her fantastic medal was added to the table where Paralympics GB are number two on the ladder:
43 gold, 24 silver, 28 bronze Total: 95
video Channel Four
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) September 15, 2016
Subscribe to YNUKtv
Keep up to date on the latest content, here at YNUKtv. Subscribe below.