HANNAH COCKROFT

HANNAH COCKROFT

HANNAH COCKROFT

Born in Halifax in 1992, Hannah is a British wheelchair racer specialising in sprint distances in the T34 classification. She holds the world records for the 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres and 1500 metres in her classification and the Paralympic records at 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres and 800 metres. Competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, she won two gold medals and won 3 further Gold medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Hannah received an MBE in 2013 for her services to athletics. She has also been awarded honorary degrees by The University of Bradford and York St John University and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire in 2016.

Hannah was chosen by members of the public to ring the newly restored Piece Hall bell at The Piece Hall's grand re-opening on Yorkshire Day in 2017.

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