Cockroft named Disability Sportswoman of the Year
There was delight for Hannah Cockroft as she was named the Sunday Times Disability Sportswoman of the Year at the 30th edition of the Sportswomen of the Year awards in London on Thursday evening.
Cockroft starred once more at the World Para Athletics Championships in London this summer, adding three gold medals to her collection, increasing her total number of world golds to a staggering ten. The 24 year-old has been one of the dominant figures in British athletics in recent years, and retaining her T34 100m, 400m and 800m titles from Doha was a special achievement for the Yorkshire-born athlete this summer.
One of Cockroft’s standout moments of the championships came when setting a world record on her way to the 100m title, making it a golden start to the campaign for British athletes on the opening night of the 10 day event.
‘Hurricane Hannah’ had already achieved world records over the 400m, 800m and 1500m earlier in the season during a strong run of form out in Switzerland in May and June.
Other nominees on the evening included Sophie Hahn, Sammi Kinghorn and the women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams.
Story credit: British Athletics. Photo credit: Stewart Williams