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Paralympian honours backlash

Leading Paralympian athletes have criticised what they believe to be inconsistencies in the sports-dominating New Years Honours list, where successful Paralympians missed out on top honours, with only cyclist Sarah Storey made a dame.

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MBE for wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft

Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning gold as she crosses the line in the women's 200m T34 in September. Credit: PA

'Hurricane' Hannah Cockroft has been awarded an MBE for services to athletics.

The 20-year-old from Halifax won gold in both the 100m and 200m T34 wheelchair races at the Paralympics in London, breaking two world records in the process.

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