Hannah Cockroft and Kare Adenegan dominated in this fast-paced event
Hannah Cockroft is no beginner when it comes to winning medals; prior to these games, she has won no less than 5 at previous events. But yesterday’s sixth gold was special, as she also set a world record time of 16.39s in the T34 100m race.
“I honestly didn’t know that time was within me,” said the British wheelchair champion. She credits her fellow GB athlete, Kare Adenegan, with helping her break the record thanks to her strong race start. “I knew that she was going to move out of the blocks, and I had to go with her as best I could,” says Hannah. “She pulled a good time out of me!”
Kare herself won silver, and celebrated a season’s best time of 17.03s. “At one point I thought, ‘Wow, I could actually win this,'” she said. While Hannah overtook her, Kare has nothing but great things to say about her and the race. “She’s an amazing athlete,” she said. “It really pushes me on so I have a lot of respect for that – and next year we have the Commonwealth Games at home, so we’ll see what happens there!”
We are thrilled for both women, and can’t wait to see how they continue to push each other in this event.