Tokyo Paralympics: Nice Britain's Hannah Cockroft wins third successive 100m gold

Tokyo Paralympics: Nice Britain's Hannah Cockroft wins third successive 100m gold

Hannah Cockroft holds up a British flag beside a screen showing her world record timeNice Britain’s Hannah Cockroft will even contest the 800m in TokyoVenue: Tokyo, Japan Dates: 24 August-5 September Time in Tokyo: BST +8Protection: Observe on Radio 5 Dwell and on the BBC Sport web site

Nice Britain’s Hannah Cockroft claimed a shocking sixth Paralympic title as she set a brand new world file to win her third consecutive T34 100m crown, with team-mate Kare Adenegan taking silver.

Cockroft, 29, clocked a time of 16.39 seconds to beat Adenegan, who completed forward of Australia’s Robyn Lambird.

Within the girls’s PTS5 triathlon, GB’s Lauren Steadman earned an excellent gold and Claire Cashmore gained the bronze.

Within the males’s occasion, George Peasgood gained silver behind German Martin Schulz.

Wheelchair racer Cockroft is a 12-time world champion and improved her spectacular assortment of Paralympic titles in model, after her treble within the 100m, 400m and 800m occasions at Rio 2016

The ParalympicsGB co-captain, who will even contest the 800m in Tokyo, had improved her world data within the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m earlier this yr.

And although Adenegan, who clocked 17.03, made the sooner begin, Cockroft overhauled her fellow Briton – setting one other new world file within the course of.

“This final 18 months has been so bizarre and so, so arduous. I simply want the stadium had been full to witness that,” Cockroft instructed Channel 4.

“It is so particular. It simply appears like an enormous, large reduction. We did not know if we might be right here in Tokyo. I used to be so nervous. I did every part I may and fortunately it was sufficient.

“I do know Kare is a powerful starter. She’s at all times good off the gun so I knew I needed to let her go and take my time.”

On aiming for the 800m title subsequent, she added: “The 800m is my snug occasion now. I’m assured however it’s all to play for.”

Gold, silver and bronze for GB triathletes

GB triathletes Lauren Steadman, George Peasgood and Claire Cashmore in action in TokyoGB triathletes Lauren Steadman (left), George Peasgood (centre) and Claire Cashmore (proper) earned three medals for ParalympicsGB

Victory within the girls’s triathlon was redemption for Steadman, who needed to accept silver within the PT4 triathlon at Rio 2016 after a pricey mistake through the swim as she missed an important buoy.

She made no such error in Tokyo, nevertheless, ending in a single hour 4.46 seconds – 41 seconds forward of the USA’s defending champion Grace Norman – with Cashmore two minutes and 50 seconds behind her compatriot.

American Norman led after the 750m swim however Steadman, born with out her decrease proper arm, swept previous her rival on the 20km bike and established an 18-second benefit heading into the ultimate 5km run. The previous Strictly Come Dancing contestant’s lead solely prolonged from there.

“I do not truly suppose it has sunk in,” Steadman instructed Channel 4 after her victory.

“Rio devastated me massively and I did not know what was going to occur in the present day. It was a powerful discipline and I simply adopted my sport plan.”

Cashmore was in a position to declare bronze regardless of receiving a one-minute penalty for a drafting violation. That was served through the bike phase, nevertheless there was confusion because the race officers initially bought the period mistaken.

An emotional Cashmore mentioned: “Lauren had an unimaginable race and he or she labored so arduous this yr, she deserves that. And Grace too, it is good to see these two on prime of the rostrum.

“There was a little bit of confusion on the penalty. I assumed I’d get a warning however I did not. They did not do the precise time so I needed to cease a second time which was annoying as a result of I used to be such as you bought that mistaken, not me. By that time I used to be means again.

“It is a bronze medal. I am unable to be dissatisfied, however I’m. Every race I am progressing and studying. I’ve discovered quite a bit in the present day and I will by no means do one thing like that once more.”

Within the males’s PTS5, Peasgood took the lead within the swim however was finally caught by 2016 champion Schulz on the second of 4 laps within the run part.

The Briton accomplished the course in 58 minutes and 55 seconds to complete 45 seconds behind Schulz and 27 seconds away from bronze medallist Daniel Stefan of Canada.

“I am fairly overwhelmed,” Peasgood, who will even compete within the street biking occasions for GB in Tokyo, mentioned.

“I did not suppose I may do it on the bike. I simply dug deep on the run and that is what I have been coaching for.

“The final three months haven’t been good however I had lots of religion in everybody who has bought me right here.”

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