Hannah Cockroft MBE

After eight years at the top of wheelchair racing Hannah Cockcroft still has a burning desire to compete. The ten-time World Champion and five-time Olympic Champion has been an inspiration to countless other athletes and is still only 26. In 2018 she came up against one of her new British challengers in the shape of 17-year old Kare Adenegen, who broke Hannah’s T34 100m world record at the London Anniversary Games. Adenegen again triumphed in the 100m at the World Para-athletics European Championships in Berlin but Hannah gained revenge in the 800m, controlling from the front in a cagey race over two laps to win one of three golds for GB on the penultimate day of action. No doubt there will be many more fascinating duels to come.