Paralympic hopeful Hannah Cockroft wins another award

Hannah Cockroft with her award as Paralympic Performance of the Year
Hannah Cockroft with her award as Paralympic Performance of the Year

Hannah Cockroft, Halifax’s Paralympic hopeful, has scooped another award.

Hannah won Paralympic performance of the year at the Aviva Athletics awards.

It is the latest recognition for the 19-year-old.

Hannah put her glad rags on for the swish ceremony in London.

There she met heroes Jodie Williams, Dai Greene, Chris Tomlinson and Ian Thomas.

She is also shortlisted by the Sunday Times in the Disabled Woman of the Year category and has been invited to the Sports Personality of the Year awards in Manchester on December 22.

“I must be doing something right,” said Hannah.

The Aviva award was voted for by the public, and despite fierce campaigning on Twitter, Hannah was 500 votes behind the night before the vote closed.

“I gave up,” said Hannah. “I went on Twitter and said to stop voting and thought I’d never catch up.”

But the votes went through the roof overnight, handing victory to Hannah.

Hannah competes in the British T34 category (for athletes in a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy).

The speedster has already broken world records at the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.

If she keeps her form and fitness, it is hoped she will join the Paralympic squad to compete in the 2012 games.

She has already been amazed by the support the paralympic athletes have been offered.