My best and worst moments with Great Britain’s Sophie Hahn

The 100m T38 world record holders shares her high and lows which both come from last year’s World Championships. 25 May 2016
Three women in a track, running

Great Britain's Sophie Hahn speaks about her best and worst career moments.

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British sprinter Sophie Hahn lines up at June’s IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto, Italy, hoping to add to the medals she won at last year’s World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

The 19-year-old won 100m T38 gold in world record time in the Middle East – as well as 4x100m T35-38 relay gold and 200m silver. It was a Championships of mixed emotions for the Briton – as she reveals with this week’s ‘Best & Worst Moments’.

My best moment

My best moment would be winning both the 100m and the relay at the World Championships last year. The relay team was a great success – we worked really hard, our changes had been really good, and we broke the world record. Going forward as a team it is really good knowing that we’ve got our world gold. I ran the last leg of the relay and I remember crossing the line and feeling very happy – and relieved. It was just a great team effort. And of course in my 100m I went under 13 seconds with another world record.

My worst moment

That was probably winning silver in Doha in the 200m. I think my time was good but it would have been fantastic to win another gold in an individual event. Silver is good, but after the success I’d had in the 100m I really wanted to carry on that momentum. I did get a huge personal best so I was happy with that; I also recognised that I needed even more training to build up my endurance over the 200m – especially the last 30 or 40 metres.


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