Halifax Paralympics hero Hannah Cockcroft is pride of region - The Yorkshire Post says

Hurricane Hannah has done it again.

Hannah Cockroft poses with the scoreboard showing her new world record time after winning the Women's 100 metres - T34 final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Picture: Tim Goode/PA.

Halifax wheelchair racer Cockroft, 29, picked up the sixth gold medal of her remarkable Paralympic career by powering to T34 100m victory – for the third Games in a row – in a world-record time of 16.39 seconds.

She lowered her own global best by 0.18 seconds at the National Stadium in Tokyo, with compatriot Kare Adenegan in second.

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“I honestly didn’t know that time was within me,” said Cockroft, though her fans at home in Yorkshire might beg to differ.

The triumph moved her a step closer to surpassing the 11 Paralympic medals that Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson won between 1992 and 2004 – and she can set her sights on closing that gap further in the 800m final on Saturday.

How proud this region can be of her.

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