Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: gold and silver for Team ParalympicsGB in the T34 100m - Women's Running

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: gold and silver for Team ParalympicsGB in the T34 100m

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  August 29, 2021

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.

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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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