Hannah hits new heights

Hannah Cockcroft Credit: Press Association

Yorkshire paralympian Hannah Cockroft was delighted after she broke her own world record with a stunning performance in the 200m T34 race on the opening day of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland.

The 21-year-old multi-world and Paralympic champion powered past her previous best time by 0.37 seconds as she came home in 30.86secs to beat a strong field that included six of the eight finalists at the London 2012 Games.

Cockfroft, from Halifax, said: "It was great to post such a fast time in my first IPC Athletics Grand Prix of the season. I'm delighted with the record, although I know I can go faster looking at my training times.

"This shows I'm in great form ahead of August's European Championships when hopefully I can lower the record again."