Hannah nominated for award

20th October 2013
Pictured Hannah Cockroft at Yorkshire Marathon

Picture by Gerard Binks.

20th October 2013 Pictured Hannah Cockroft at Yorkshire Marathon Picture by Gerard Binks.

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Halifax wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft MBE is hoping to end a momentous year on a high.

Cockroft, 24, has been nominated for the Paralympian of the Year Award and will come up against Dame Sarah Storey, Bethany Firth, Natasha Baker and Sophie Christiansen in her category.

On being short listed Cockroft said: “It is always an honour to be nominated for a prestigious award like the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year.

“It means a lot to me to be recognised and that people appreciate what I have achieved in sport.

“My three gold medals in Rio were my year’s highlights - in no particular order, 100m, 400m and 800m.

“The experience is Rio didn’t change me but it has made me realise that I am at the top of my sport. It has also made me hungry for more success, nothing beats the feeling of winning!”

Cockroft is back in full training and preparing for the 2017 World Championships in London.

“I might allow myself a day off on Christmas Day but 2017 is all about the IPC World Championships for me and winning as many gold medals for Britain as I possibly can.”

The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2016, in association with Vitality, are among the most prestigious and influential in the British sporting calendar.

This year new categories have been added to celebrate the success of Olympians and Paralympians at Rio.