New world record for golden girl Hannah Cockroft

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning Gold during the Women's 200m - T34 Final at the Olympic Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 6, 2012. See PA story PARALYMPICS Athletics. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning Gold during the Women's 200m - T34 Final at the Olympic Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 6, 2012. See PA story PARALYMPICS Athletics. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Paralympian Hannah Cockroft has set the new world record in the 200m wheelchair athletics.

The national treasure and local 21-year-old Paralympic golden girl broke her previous record by 0.37 seconds at IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Switzerland.

Her race time was 30.86 seconds - beating six of the eight London 2012 finalists.

Hannah Cockroft, said: “It was great to post such a time in my first Grand Prix of the season. Looking at my training times, I know I can go faster,” she said.

“This shows I’m in great form ahead of the European Championships in August when, hopefully, I can lower the record again.”