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Hannah Cockroft sets sights on 10th world title

Feeling confident: Hannah Cockroft Credit: PA

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft is going for the treble this evening in the World Para Athletics Championships.

The 24-year-old, from Halifax, is setting her sights on a 10th world title in the 400m - after winning gold in both the 100 and 800 metres.

Hannah has never lost a race at a major championship and that is unlikely to change at the London Stadium. Clearly motivated after winning the T34 800m on Monday night, she says she is feeling 'pretty confident' about the 400m which is her favourite event.

Hannah Cockroft wins third gold of Paralympics

Halifax wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockroft made it a clean sweep of Paralympic gold medals for her this with victory in the T34 800 metres.

Once again the 24-year-old dominated from the start to win her third gold medal in Rio and fifth Paralympic title overall.


Hannah Cockroft to receive honorary doctorate

Hannah Cockroft Credit: Press Association

Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft from Halifax is among eight people who are to be given honorary degrees by the University of Bradford later this month. She will receive a doctorate for athletic achievements.

Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Brian Cantor, said;

“The University of Bradford’s eight honorary graduates represent some of the very best practice in their chosen fields. They are true inspirations, not only for their work, but for their contributions to society as a whole.

"I am honoured to welcome them to the University of Bradford and hope their accomplishments inspire our graduates to strive for greatness too.”

Hannah inspires young cancer patients

Double gold medal winning paralympian Hannah Cockroft, from Halifax, has been offering a little inspiration to young cancer patients.

She met children at St James Hospital in Leeds on their first ever "End of Treatment Day." The party organised by charity CLIC Sargent, is a reward for youngsters who have bravely fought their illness and are now looking to their future.


Video: Hannah Cockroft receives another honour

Double paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft has been made a freewoman of the borough of Calderdale. Hannah, who won 2 gold medals in the 100 and 200 metres wheelchair sprint in London, was awarded this latest honour at Halifax Town hall this morning.

Friends and family were there to see Hannah sign the honorary freedom roll of honour, be presented with the freedom scroll and unveil her name on the freedom plaque.

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