Hannah Cockroft

Hannah Cockroft

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Halifax

  • Date of Birth

    29/07/1992

  • Classification

    T34

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Bio

Hannah Cockroft’s double triumph in London proved to be the catalyst for a period of continued success which saw her claim every major title going.

‘The Hurricane’ was in fine company at London 2012, winning 200m gold on a night dubbed ‘Thriller Thursday’ where David Weir and Jonnie Peacock also winning Paralympic gold.

In the years leading up to Rio 2016, Cockroft proved unbeatable at major championships – winning seven major championship gold medals to underline her status as the number one in her class.

In 2015, the Yorkshire-based athlete suffered her first defeat in the T34 class of her career, with compatriot Kare Adenegan ending her long winning streak.

Cockroft maintained her dominance at Rio 2016 where she claimed gold in the T34 100m, 400m, and 800m races.

A year later she claimed the same trio of titles at the World Championships in London, while 2018 saw Cockroft claimed another 800m European title – though she had to settle for silver in the 100m as compatriot Adenegan took top spot.

Major Results

2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • T34 100m: Gold
  • T34 400m: Gold
  • T34 800m: Gold

2012 Paralympic Games, London, United Kingdom

  • T34 100m: Gold
  • T34 200m: Gold

2017 IPC Athletics World Championships, London, UK

  • T34 100m: Gold
  • T34 400m: Gold
  • T34 800m: Gold

2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, Doha, Qatar

  • T34 100m: Gold
  • T34 400m: Gold
  • T34 800m: Gold

2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France

  • T34 100m: Gold
  • T34 200m: Gold

2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand

  • T34 100m: Gold
  • T34 200m: Gold

2018 IPC Athletics European Championships, Berlin, Germany

  • T34 800m: Gold
  • T34 100m: Silver

2014 IPC Athletics European Championships, Swansea, Wales

  • T34 100m: Gold
  • T34 800m: Gold

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