Gold rush continues for Calderdale’s paralympians in Rio

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning the Women's 400 metres T34 final at the Olympic Stadium during the seventh day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PA
Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning the Women's 400 metres T34 final at the Olympic Stadium during the seventh day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PA

It was another amazing day for Calderdale paralympians yesterday as the gold rush continued.

Hannah Cockroft, 24, won her second gold of the 2016 games when she rode to victory in the T34 400m in a world-record time 58.78 seconds

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning the Women's 400 metres T34 final during the seventh day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PA WIRE

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning the Women's 400 metres T34 final during the seventh day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PA WIRE

And in another triumphant result, Steve Bate, who lives in Mytholmroyd, and his pilot Adam Duggleby won Britain’s third cycling gold of the day with victory in the tandem road time-trial.

It was the pair’s second gold of the Paralympic Games after their tandem pursuit win.

Karen Darke went one better than the London 2012 Paralympics by winning gold in the H1-3 time trial in Rio.

The 45-year-old from Mytholmroyd has continued her good form this season and triumphed in the road cycling event in a time of 33 minutes 44.93 seconds.

Great Britain's Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby celebrate winning gold in the Men's B 4000m Individual Pursuit Final at the Rio Olympic Velodrome during the first day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Great Britain's Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby celebrate winning gold in the Men's B 4000m Individual Pursuit Final at the Rio Olympic Velodrome during the first day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Wheelchair basketball player Harry Brown will also be representing Team GB as he takes on Spain in tonight’s semi-final at 9.30pm.

ParalympicsGB’s nine golds on Wednesday took their tally to 43, improving on their 34 four years ago.

Great Britain's Karen Darke competes in the Women's Time Trial H1-2-3 held at Pontal during the seventh day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Great Britain's Karen Darke competes in the Women's Time Trial H1-2-3 held at Pontal during the seventh day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Andrew Matthews/PA Wire