Simply Han-tastic (Hannah Cockcroft)
HANNAH COCKROFT maintained a perfect career record as she roared to a ninth World Championship gold medal at the London Stadium.
“I’m really happy Kare could get the bronze and it was really nice to work together as a team. That’s 14 gold medals now. I keep them all in socks around my house.”
Cockroft was joined on the top of the podium by Sophie Kamlish. She blitzed the field in the T44 100m after setting a world record in the heats.
The Londoner said: “I said I’d do a cartwheel if I won but I forgot.”
Yet veteran blade runner Richard Whitehead had to settle for bronze in the T42 100m two days after winning gold in the 200m.
He admitted: “That was rubbish. I suppose a bronze medal is better than nothing but I’m very disappointed.”
The double amputee quashed talk that this was his last race, saying he will be at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.