Calderdale wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft has added another accolade to her ever-growing CV.
With less than 300 days to go to the Paralympic Games, BT – the official communication services partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – has made Hannah an ambassador for London 2012.
She will help Olympic chiefs raise awareness of elite disability sport.
Hannah said: “It’s amazing what BT is doing for the Paralympic Games. I’m so pleased to be a part of the team. The support I’ve received from BT is so important to me and will help make training and preparation for my races much easier.”
She will join a host of athletes to get ready for London 2012.
Already on board are swimmer Liz Johnson, javelin thrower Nathan Stephens, dressage competitor Lee Pearson and Paralympic sprinters, Jonnie Peacock and Oscar Pistorius.
As well as offering financial support, BT is helping ambassadors stay in touch with their friends, family and coaches, by providing them with phone and broadband services.
BT’s Suzi Williams said: “BT has always been a strong supporter of Paralympic sport and we’re delighted to be championing one of our brightest stars for the London 2012 Games. Hannah has a great chance of winning, and we’re proud to be helping her achieve that”.
Hannah, who has cerebral palsy, is a record-breaker and gold medal hopeful at the games.