Hannah Cockroft wins GB Disability Sportswoman of the Year

Wheelchair racer rounds off stunning 2017 with prestigious award 27 Oct 2017
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Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft after her first gold medal and world record in the women's 100m T34 at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London.

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Paralympic and world champion Hannah Cockroft has been named Great Britain’s 2017 Disability Sportswoman of the Year.

The annual accolade is one of seven categories in the prestigious Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year awards, which were established in 1987 to celebrate the best women in British sport.

Cockroft performed spectacularly in front of her home crowd at this year’s World Para Athletics Championships in London, winning triple gold in the 100m, 400m and 800m T34. Two out of the three titles were won in world record time, and mirrored her victories at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

The wheelchair racer beat fellow world Para athletics champion Sophie Hahn, and canoe world champions Jeanette Chippington and Emma Wiggs to the award, which was announced at a glittering ceremony in London on Wednesday (26 October).

More information on the awards can be found on the official website.