Hannah Cockroft of Great Britain won the 100m gold medal in a new Paralympic record time of 11.34 seconds at the Tokyo 2020 games on Monday, after she had previously won gold in the 200m and 400m events.
The Tokyo Paralympics is the upcoming edition of the Paralympic Games to be held in Japan. It will take place from 25th September 2021.
Hannah Cockroft of the United Kingdom will also compete in the 800m at Tokyo.
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Hannah Cockroft of Great Britain won her sixth Paralympic gold medal, setting a new world record to win her third straight T34 100m championship, with teammate Kare Adenegan earning silver.
Cockroft, 29, defeated Adenegan, who finished ahead of Australia’s Robyn Lambird, with a timing of 16.39 seconds.
Lauren Steadman of the United Kingdom won gold in the women’s PTS5 triathlon, while Claire Cashmore took bronze.
George Peasgood won silver in the men’s event, finishing behind German Martin Schulz.
Cockroft, a 12-time world champion in wheelchair racing, added to her remarkable collection of Paralympic medals with a triple in the 100m, 400m, and 800m races at Rio 2016.
Earlier this year, the ParalympicsGB co-captain, who will also compete in the 800m in Tokyo, improved her world records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m.
Despite the fact that Adenegan got out to a quicker start (17.03), Cockroft overtook her fellow Briton, establishing yet another new world record in the process.
“The past 18 months have been strange and difficult. I just wish the stadium had been packed to see it “Cockroft said Channel 4 about the situation.
“It’s one of a kind. It just seems like a huge, huge relief. We weren’t sure whether we’d be able to make it to Tokyo. I was a nervous wreck. I gave it my all, and fortunately, it was enough.
“I’m aware that Kare is a capable starter. I knew I had to let her go and take my time since she’s usually excellent off the gun.”
She stated that she would want to compete in the 800m next: “The 800m is currently my most comfortable event. I’m confident, but it’s all up for grabs.”
GB triathletes win gold, silver, and bronze.
Lauren Steadman (left), George Peasgood (middle), and Claire Cashmore (right) have won gold for ParalympicsGB in triathlon.
Steadman’s victory in the women’s triathlon was sweet revenge after she had to settle for silver in the PT4 triathlon at Rio 2016 due to a costly swim error in which she missed a key buoy.
She didn’t make the same mistake in Tokyo, finishing in 1 hour 4.46 seconds, 41 seconds ahead of reigning champion Grace Norman of the United States, with Cashmore two minutes and 50 seconds behind her.
After a 750m swim, American Norman took the lead, but Steadman, who was born without her lower right arm, raced past her opponent on the 20km cycle and built an 18-second lead going into the final 5km run. From then, the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant’s lead only grew.
“I don’t believe it’s hit me yet,” Steadman told Channel 4 following her win.
“Rio had left me heartbroken, and I had no idea what would happen today. It was a tough field, but I stuck to my game plan.”
Despite incurring a one-minute penalty for a drafting infraction, Cashmore was able to win bronze. During the bike section, this was provided, although there was some misunderstanding since the race organizers originally miscalculated the time.
“Lauren had a great race and she worked so hard this year, she deserves it,” an emotional Cashmore remarked. It’s fantastic to see the two on top of the podium, as well.
“On the punishment, there was some ambiguity. I expected to get a warning, but I didn’t. They didn’t do the time correctly, so I had to stop a second time, which was inconvenient since I was thinking to myself, “You got it wrong, not me.” I’d gone a long way back at that time.
“It’s a bronze medal, to be exact. I shouldn’t be dissatisfied, but I am. I’m improving and learning with each race. Today has taught me a lot, and I’ll never do anything like that again.”
Peasgood grabbed the lead in the men’s PTS5 after the swim, but was ultimately caught by 2016 winner Schulz on the second of four laps in the run portion.
The Briton finished in 58 minutes and 55 seconds, 45 seconds behind Schulz and 27 seconds ahead of Canada’s bronze medalist Daniel Stefan.
“I’m quite overwhelmed,” said Peasgood, who will also participate for Great Britain in the road cycling events in Tokyo.
“I didn’t believe I’d be able to accomplish it on a bike.” On the run, I simply went deep, and that’s what I’ve been training for.
“Though the past three months have been difficult, I have a great deal of confidence in everyone who has helped me get here.”
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