Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Sophie Hahn wins gold in the T38 100M - Women's Running

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Sophie Hahn wins gold in the T38 100M

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  August 29, 2021

Sophie fought off fierce competition to defend her title

There were golds all round on the track in Tokyo on Saturday night, with Team ParalympicsGB winning both the men’s and women’s T38 100m.

It was defending champion Sophie Hahn who brought it home for the women, crossing the line in 12.43s. The athlete, who has cerebral palsy, managed to hold off Colombia’s Darian Faisury Jimenez Sanchez, who put in a strong effort against her during the race.

“That’s definitely the hardest I’ve ever been pushed!” says Sophie. “She was hot on my heels and I really thought it would be a photo finish – to see my name was absolutely incredible.”

And she wasn’t the only Brit in the event – Olivia Breen and Ali Smith also put in great efforts, finishing sixth and eighth respectively. We couldn’t be more proud of Team ParalympicsGB!

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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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