Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Hannah Cockroft MBE

 

Paralympics 2012 100m and 200m Wheelchair athlete.

Hannah first started Wheelchair Racing at a BPA-run Paralympic Potential Day at Loughborough University in October 2007 and immediately fell in love with the speed of the sport.

  • Events: T34 100m/200m
  • Home Town: Halifax
  • Lives: Halifax
  • Trains: Leeds City AC
  • Date Of Birth: 30th July 1992

 

Specialising in sprint distances, Hannah showed her potential when she broke four world records at the 2010 British Wheelchair Athletics Association International. Now coached by UKA Head Coach Peter Eriksson, she has continued to set the pace, making history as the first athlete to set a world record in the Olympic Stadium in London in May 2012, when she competed in the T34 100m with a time of 18.56 seconds. She has since reduced that mark to 17.60 at the Swiss National Championships.

In addition to her performances on the track, Hannah has also competed at national level in seated Discus and Wheelchair Basketball. She cites Josie Pearson and Chantal Petitclerc as her sporting inspirations.

Hannah also has ambitions to be involved with sports media once she has finished competing on the track.

  • Major Results
  • 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • T34 100m: gold
    T34 200m: gold

Collectables Signed By Hannah Cockroft MBE