Hannah Cockroft - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Facts, Partner, Boyfriend, Family, Parents, Salary, Award, Nationality, Height, Career, Education, Medals, Wiki
Hannah Lucy Cockroft, a British wheelchair racer specialising in sprint distances in the T34 classification is excellently known as Hannah Cockroft. She is well recognized for winning gold medals in both the 100 and 200-meter events at the 2012 Paralympics. She had two cardiac arrests at birth, which severely damaged her motor skills. While winning the gold medals at the 2012 Paralympics, she set world records in both events. Hannah also got chosen to represent the UK at the 2020 Paralympics in June 2021 as she was among the first dozen athletes chosen to represent the UK at the postponed 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Moreover, she has ambitions to work in television media after her athletics career.
Hannah Cockroft wins third successive 100m gold
Hannah Cockroft set a new world record to win her third consecutive T34 100m crowns and claim a stunning sixth Paralympic title, as Great Britain won seven golds on day five in Tokyo. She bettered her own record with a time of 16.39 seconds to overhaul team-mate Kare Adenegan, who took silver ahead of Australia's Robyn Lambird. There were also golds for Paralympics GB on Sunday in the wheelchair rugby, on the rowing lake, in the triathlon and in judo. Sunday's achievement takes her a step closer to the 11 Paralympic medals won by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson between 1992 and 2004.
Speaking after the T34 100 race, Cockroft said: "I honestly didn't know that time was within me. "I knew that (fellow British athlete and silver medallist Kare Adenegan) was going to move out of the blocks, and I had to go with her as best I could. "She just pulled a good time out of me. It has been coming, it has always been there hiding, it has just taken a few years to show its face." Cockroft added there was "definite panic" as she fought for the sixth gold of her career. "The 100m, when you're sitting on that start line, looks so short. (Adenegan) went, and I thought, 'I haven't got enough time. I need 120'," she said of the race. "You just need to get your head down, get your arms moving. "I had no idea how those girls were pushing - we hadn't raced together. I had raced Kare once this year. It was a shock all around." She also starred on a special Stand Up To Cancer episode of "The Great British Bake Off" on Channel 4 in March 2019.
- Being a British wheelchair racer.
- For winning gold medals in both the 100 and 200-meter events at the 2012 Paralympics.
Where was Hannah Cockroft Born?
Hannah Cockroft stepped for the very first time into the world on 30th July 1992 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. She took birth with the real name of Hannah Lucy Cockroft in a Christian religious family. She holds British nationality and she belongs to British-white ethnicity. Hannah has celebrated her 29th birthday as of 2021 and as per her birth date, her star sign is Leo. Thus, her race is white. She is the daughter of her father, Graham Cockroft and her mother, Rachel Cockroft.
Talking about Hannah's education, she went to Coventry University to study journalism and media in 2013. She later attended a British Paralympic Association talent day at Loughborough University in October 2007
What does Hannah Cockroft do for a living?
- Hannah Cockroft kicks off her career competing at secondary school in swimming, seated discus and wheelchair basketball after which she attended a British Paralympic Association talent day at Loughborough University in October 2007 where she was given her first opportunity to try an elite racing wheelchair by Dr Ian Thompson.
- She was then subsequently invited to join the Great Britain Paralympic Team after taking gold in her first competitive 100m race whereas she participated in her first-ever road race in 2009.
- She was being coached by Peter Eriksson in 2010 as she again competed in the London Mini Marathon and broke her first World Record in the T34 400 metres, recording a time of 65.51 seconds. Later that month, she sat her A-level exams, became prom Queen and broke seven more world records, all in the space of eight days.
- Hannah made her senior Great Britain team debut at the age of 19, at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand and took gold in the T34 100 metres and the T34 200 metres.
- In the following year, she made her junior representative debut at the IWAS World Junior Championships, winning both the 200 metres and 400 metres. Her performances earned her honorary lifetime membership of her athletics club, Leeds City AC.
- Later she became the first Paralympic athlete to break a world record in the London Olympic Stadium in May 2012, recording a time of 18.56 seconds to win the T34 100 metres. She broke the record again at the Swiss National Championships later that month, finishing in 17.60 seconds.
- She lined up in her first Paralympic Games final on 31st August 2012 and won Great Britain's first track gold medal since 2004, and first track and field gold medal of the 2012 Summer Paralympics, winning the final of the 100 metres T34 in 18.05 seconds, a Paralympic record.
- She won another gold medal in 200 metres T34 in 31.90 seconds, also a Paralympic record on 6th September and was named an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours.
- Hannah changed her coaching team to Australian-born Jenni Banks OAM in 2013 as well as she won the T33/T34 100 metres race at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium with a stadium record time of 17.80 seconds on 28th July 2013.
- At the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, she retained both her T34 100 metres and T34 200 metres titles.
- As well, she was named in the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, coming 7th overall and was the first Paralympian to ever be nominated for the award outside of a Paralympic year.
- In March 2014, she competed in and won a Sport Relief edition of "Strictly Come Dancing", dancing with Pasha Kovalev whereas she also recorded a new world-record time of 3.53.57 over 1500 metres during the Bedford International Games on 1st June 2014.
- Also, she took Gold in 100 metres and for the first time competed in the 800 metres in August 2014, winning gold at her first IPC European Championships that were held in Swansea.
- She came second to British compatriot Kare Adenegan over 400 metres at the Newham open meet in July 2015 and retained her world champion title over the 100m in Doha at the IPC World Championships at the end of the season. She also won her first gold medals over the 400 metres and 800 metres, on a world championship stage.
- Hannah won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympic Games, retaining her title in the Women's 100 metres T34 Final, and winning the Women's 400 metres T34 Final, recording a new world record time of 58.78 seconds, and the Women's 800 metres T34 Final. Upon her return home, she was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.
- She also raced over the 1500 metres for the third time in her career in 2017, breaking the T34 World record with a time of 3.50.22. She now held the full set of T34 World Records for the first time.
- At the same meet, held in Arbon in Switzerland, Hannah also demolished her 400 metre World record set the previous year at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and her 800 metre World Record, recording a new time of 1.55.73.
- She also became world champion over the 800 metres and 400 metres and was named British Sportswoman of the year by the Sports Journalists Association for her achievements. She was the first Paralympic athlete to ever win the award in its 57-year history.
- She won silver in the T34 100 metres at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin and then went on to regain her European Champion title over the 800 metres, after missing the event in 2016.
- In June 2021, Hannah was among the first dozen athletes chosen to represent the UK at the postponed 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.
- She was in Manchester for the British Athletic Championships at the end of June where she was first in a mixed classification 400m wheelchair race in front of Sammi Kinghorn and Mel Woods.
- As well, Hannah successfully retained her women's 100m T34 Paralympic title after winning gold at the Tokyo Paralympics with a new world record timing of 16.39 seconds which was also her third consecutive Paralympic gold medal in women's 100m event and her sixth Paralympic gold medal.
Awards and Achievements
- Hannah was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Calderdale on 13 September 2012.
- Cockroft was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours List for services to athletics.
- In 2014 Cockcroft was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bradford.
- In 2016 Cockcroft was awarded an honorary degree by York St John University
- In October 2016, Cockroft was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.
Is Hannah Cockroft Dating Anyone?
Hannah Cockroft is an unmarried lady. She is also not dating anyone as of now. The wheelchair racer is currently focusing on her career as she has been recently gained fame and a major title. She is currently single. Cockroft would update about her relationship on her social media to her fans who are eagerly waiting to know whom would the beautiful lady choose as her better half. Concerning her sexual orientation, she is straight.
How much is Hannah Cockroft Net Worth?
Hannah Cockroft has a net worth of between $1 million to $5 million as of 2021 whereas she has also a fine amount of salary which is also in thousands of dollars per year. She has reached great heights in her career already and she still has a lot more to do. Hannah has also launched "17 Sports Management Limited" ("17"), a sports management company in October 2014. In addition, her major source of income is from her wheelchair racing career. Hannah is a proud ambassador of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, a local charity near her hometown of Halifax.
What is the Height of Hannah Cockroft?
Hannah Cockroft stands at an ideal height with balanced body weight. She had the perfect body combined with good looks. She has blonde hair and dark brown eyes colour. Hannah hates fish and believes she may have ichthyophobia. She has an athletic body build with 37-25-38 inches of body measurement.
Trivias About Hannah Cockroft You Need To Know.
- Hannah had two cardiac arrests at birth, which severely damaged her motor skills.
- While winning the gold medals at the 2012 Paralympics, she set world records in both events.
- She was trained by Dr. Ian Thompson, the husband of fellow wheelchair racer Tanni Grey-Thompson.
- She won gold medals in both the 100 and 200 meter events at the 2012 Paralympics.
- Her disability means she uses a wheelchair for long distances but she does have an ability to walk short distances.