British wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft nominated for Disabled Sportswomen award
Last Updated: 23/10/17 1:31pm
Hannah Cockroft has been nominated for Sunday Times Disabled Sportswomen of the Year after a fantastic year.
She has been nominated for the Disabled Sportswoman of the Year award after winning three gold medals at the World Para Athletics Championships in London this summer and broke the world record in the 100 metre race.
She is unbeaten at Paralympic, World and European level for six years, with her last defeat at the world junior championships in Dubai in 2011. In total, she has 10 world titles and five Paralympic golds.
Cockroft suffered two cardiac arrests at birth which damaged two different parts of her brain. As a result, she has difficulty with balance and mobility and problems with her fine motor skills.
However, this has not stopped Cockroft, known as the Halifax Hurricane, becoming the most decorated senior British athlete in IPC world championships history.
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