Leading Paralympian Hannah Cockroft has returned to the scene of her triumph ahead on National Paralympic Day on Sunday, July 26.
The wheelchair sprinter holds the Paralympic and world records for the 100m T34 and 200m T34 and came away from London 2012 with two gold medals, securing her a prized golden postbox in her home town of Halifax.
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The stadium may have been transformed since those days three years ago but the setting was enough to trigger happy reminiscences of her crowd-pleasing performances.
The 22-year-old Rio 2016 hopeful said: “Being here on the start line in the stadium has brought back some amazing memories of when I won my gold medals. I remember that moment like it was yesterday and can still hear the crowds cheering me on. It was a very special moment.”
Hannah is returning to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on July 26 in a big weekend of anniversary action which includes the final leg of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Series, as part of National Paralympic Day.
“It is wonderful that para-athletics can be celebrated in such a way, at the home of the London 2012 Games. So many dreams have been created here, including mine – so it’s fitting that this year Para-sport can be celebrated in style.”