Hannah Cockroft storms through qualifying heats in a new Paralympic record

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft winning her heat in round 1 of the Women's 200m - T34 at the Olympics Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 6, 2012. See PA story PARALYMPICS Athletics. Photo credit should read Anthony Devlin/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft winning her heat in round 1 of the Women's 200m - T34 at the Olympics Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 6, 2012. See PA story PARALYMPICS Athletics. Photo credit should read Anthony Devlin/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Calderdale’s golden girl Hannah Cockroft blew away her opposition in qualifying for the T34 200m final.

The 20-year-old, from Mount Tabor, cruised home in a time of 33.20s - a new paralympic record.

She goes tonight in the final of the event at 7.44pm and was comfortbaly the fastest qualifier from the morning heats.

Hannah is looking to secure here second gold of the games after dominating the T34 100m final last Friday.

Speaking to Channel 4 after the heat she said: “200m is my favourite event. I was more nervous for this than I was before the 100m.

“I’m excited for tonight now - the crowd was awesome. It’s amazing.

“This is my favourite event and I really want the gold in this one.”

She already has a gold post box outside Halifax Town Hall and Royal Mail has confirmed they will paint a second one in her honour if she is successful this evening.