Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn claims she even surprised herself after breaking her own T38 100m world record with a brilliant run at the Loughborough International Athletics event.

Hahn – who is also the reigning world, European and Commonwealth champion, in addition to the gold she picked up at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – clocked 12.43s to shave 0.01s off her previous best.

That had been set at the World Para Championships in London back in 2017, whereas the performance in Loughborough was arguably even more impressive as it was just her third competitive 100m race of the season.

The 22-year-old got off to a blistering start and powered away from her rivals to clock the incredible time but insists there could yet be more to come this year.

“I’m so surprised and I can’t believe that just happened,” said Hahn. “I didn’t expect that time going into the race. This is only my third 100m race of the season and it shows that I’m in such great form.

“I wanted to push on even further but at the end, I just ran out of fuel so hopefully, there’s more to come this season.


Training is going really well and I’m really excited to see what I can do next.

Sophie Hahn

In the same race, fellow world champion Sophie Kamlish produced a season-best time of 13.33s while in the men’s event, London 2012 Paralympic bronze medallist in the T46 100m Ola Abidogun took victory in 11.19s.

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