Sport Hannah Cockroft takes second gold in London

23:42  17 july  2017
23:42  17 july  2017 Source:   Press Association

Hannah Cockroft will bid to recreate her Olympic glory at London Stadium

  Hannah Cockroft will bid to recreate her Olympic glory at London Stadium Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft, one of the heroines of London 2012, will bid for glory on day one of the World Para Athletics Championships on Friday night. The best para athletes in the world will bid to spark memories of the London Paralympics in the competition, which runs until July 23.The opening of the World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium, which precede the IAAF World Championships next month, will be tinged with sadness following the death of Abdullah Hayayei.

Weir faced his toughest test of London 2012 so far in the final of the 800m. After a tactical first lap, China's Zhang took the lead and held the advantage with 80 metres remaining. Hannah Cockroft won the T34 200m gold in a Paralympic record time of 31.90 seconds .

At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand she took gold in the 100 metres T34 and 200 metres T34.[3] Her performances earned her a second Best ^ "Rio Paralympics: Halifax’s Hannah Cockroft leads golden streak to beat London 2012 tally". Yorkshire Post.

Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold: 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium Olivia Breen made it nine gold medals for Great Britain: 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold and Great Britain's 10th of the World Para Athletics Championships on Monday night.

After Olivia Breen's T38 long jump gold earlier on the fourth day, five-time Paralympic champion Cockroft won the T34 800 metres.

The 24-year-old Halifax racer clocked a championship record of two minutes 01.78 seconds to win ahead of Alexa Halko of the United States. Briton Kare Adenegan took bronze.

Hannah Cockroft storms to yet another gold on opening night at London Stadium

  Hannah Cockroft storms to yet another gold on opening night at London Stadium Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft was victorious to rekindle memories of London 2012 on the opening night of the World Para Athletics Championships. Cockroft won a fourth straight T34 100 metres title for her eighth global crown, triumphing at the London Stadium where she burst to prominence five years ago.The 24-year-old Halifax racer extended her undefeated streak in major championships to win in a world record of 17.18 seconds.Kare Adenegan, the 16-year-old from Coventry, took silver in 18.01secs and Alexa Halko of the United States was third in 18.43. Briton Carly Tait was fifth in 19.58.

'Don't take our event away'. Britain's Hannah Cockroft (c), Mel Nicholls (L) and Kare Adenegan secured podium finishes in the T34 800m. Richard Whitehead broke his own world record to win Olympic gold at London 2012. Whitehead won the 200m in 24.10 seconds , ahead of Russia's Anton

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold and Great Britain's 10th of the World Para Athletics Championships on Monday night. Olivia Breen made it nine gold medals for Great Britain. Hannah Cockroft takes second gold in London .

Cockroft, who opened the hosts' account with 100m victory on Friday, is now a nine-time world champion after successfully defending the 800m title she won in Doha in 2015.

Cockroft will seek a 10th world title in the 400m on Thursday.

Adenegan started well and led Cockroft from Halko coming into the bell before the 16-year-old Briton moved to one side and Cockroft passed.

It appeared to be a pre-planned move as Adenegan then moved in behind Cockroft, forcing Halko to go around her.

Halko tried to pursue Cockroft, but the Briton had too much pace and power as she won.

Double amputee sprinter Richard Whitehead was unable to break his duck in the T42 100m, despite qualifying quickest.

The four-time 200m champion, 41 on Wednesday, had to settle for bronze as Australia's Scott Reardon won gold in 12.21secs.

Daniel Wagner of Denmark took silver in 12.30 and Whitehead was third in 12.39.

Whitehead, who has suggested he is considering whether to retire following these championships, has never won a world title over the shorter sprint distance.

Sophie Kamlish qualified quickest in the T44 100m – and won Britain's 11th gold.

Kamlish, a single-leg amputee, clocked a world record in her heat of 12.90.

She was 0.02secs outside that mark in taking gold ahead of Holland's Marlou van Rhijn, a double amputee.

Van Rhijn finished in 13.20 and Trinidad and Tobago's Nyoshia Cain finished third in 13.25.

Briton Laura Sugar was fifth in 13.49.

Richard Whitehead disappointed but Hannah Cockroft takes gold in London .
Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold of the World Para Athletics Championships before Richard Whitehead missed out on his bid and expressed frustration at a lack of opportunity at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Wheelchair racer Cockroft won the T34 800 metres after colluding with team-mate Kare Adenegan, who finished third, and Sophie Kamlish won the T44 100m to take host Great Britain's gold medal tally to 11. Olivia Breen had won the ninth gold earlier in the day.

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