RESULT: THREE GOLDS
HANNAH COCKROFT had gone into the championships targeting another impressive treble and that’s what the great British wheelchair racer did – completing her hat-trick of gold medals with T34 400m victory to go with her earlier wins at 100m and 800m.
The 24-year-old, drawn in lane seven, was never headed and won in a time of 58.29 to smash her championship record by four seconds and take her tally of world titles to 10.
As in the 800m, Alexa Halko of the USA was a clear second and her 59.93 was an Americas record.
Cockroft’s team-mate Kare Adenegan finished third to also complete a treble of medals in 62.94, while Carly Tait was fourth in 67.89.
“I’m feeling really emotional,” said the winner. “I was confident until I got full of cold and today all the way round I was feeling I wasn’t going fast enough, so to get that result is such a relief.
“Ten world titles is a pretty good thing to get in front of a home crowd,” she added.
Hannah Cockroft: hat-trick
Hannah Cockroft: another triple success