Yesterday Sophie Hahn stormed to glory taking her second gold medal and smashing her world record again, this time in the T38 200m. While Hannah Cockroft has this morning scooped the gold in the T34 800m on the track with Kare Adenegan taking silver in a powerful British performance.
Sophie Hahn’s second record-breaking performance comes less than 24 hours after her dominating race in the T38 100m.
This was her first 200m race of the season and it looks like Sophie once again surprised herself by storming across the finish line over half a second ahead of her nearest competitor.
She told British Athletics:
“It’s incredible, I have no idea where that world record came from, I am still in shock!”
Her hard work is clearly paying off on the world stage and we will be eagerly awaiting her performances in the lead up to the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.
Hannah Cockroft has today succeeded in also doing the double as she secured the T34 800m gold, retaining her World Champion title for the third consecutive year.
Chased to the finish line by her fierce teammate and competitor Kare Adenegan who took silver, an upgrade on her 2017 bronze in London.
The Brits continue to rack up the medals on this world stage in Dubai as we eagerly wait for the final day tomorrow to round a very successful World Para Athletic Championships for 2019.
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