Hannah sets hot pace in Switzerland

Hannah Cockroft
Hannah Cockroft

Halifax’s double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft showed her astonishing form in Pratteln, Switzerland last weekend ahead of the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon.

Cockroft shaved 0.06 seconds off her own 17.60 seconds 100m T34 world record at the 2013 Athletics Swiss Nationals to win against the same two athletes she went head-head with in London 2012.

Amy Siemens of Holland picked up second place, finishing over two seconds behind Cockroft (19.73 sec), with Australian Rosemary Little coming in third (20.00 sec).

Cockroft also had convincing wins in the 200m, 400m and 800m.