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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

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