20 July 2019
Hahn hoping to build on Anniversary Games success
Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn has set her sights on the World Championships after victory in the women’s T35-38 100m at the Anniversary Games in London.
The 22-year-old recorded a time of 12.45 seconds, just two hundredths of a second shy of her own world record, which she set at the Loughborough International in May.
Hahn maintained control of the race from the start and comprehensively defeated the rest of the field, which included fellow Rio 2016 champion Kadeena Cox who crossed the line in fourth.
Ahead of defending her 100m and 200m titles at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai in November, Hahn explained she was delighted with her performance.
“I’m really happy with the race,” she said. “Training’s going really well, so I just need to keep my head down and we’ll see what happens at the World Championships.
“A new world record would have been nice, but I came out here and really enjoyed it – that’s the main thing.
“I loved racing against the other girls here and the crowd was phenomenal – it gave me goosebumps.”
Elsewhere, double Paralympic silver medallist Stef Reid finished top of the rankings in the women’s T44-64 long jump with a second-round effort of 5.36m.
In the men’s T53-54 800m, Dillon Labrooy produced a late charge to beat World Championship medallist Richard Chiassaro in a season’s best time of 1:38.13.
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