The 29-year-old stormed to victory in the women’s T34 800m as Loughborough finished on 21 medals – six gold, six silver, and nine bronze. The full report on Hannah’s latest success can be found HERE.
Loughborough’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games medal winners in full:
Gold: Thomas Young (men's T38 100m), Sophie Hahn (women’s T38 100m), Hannah Cockroft (women’s T34 100m), Daniel Pembroke (F13 javelin), Jonathan Broom-Edwards (T64 high jump), Hannah Cockroft (women’s T34 800m)
Silver: Crystal Lane-Wright (women's C5 individual pursuit), George Peasgood (men’s PTS5 triathlon), Crystal Lane-Wright (women’s C4 road race), Crystal Lane-Wright (women’s C5 time trail), Richard Whitehead (men’s T61 200m), Jonnie Peacock, Libby Clegg, guide Chris Clarke (4x100m universal relay*)
Bronze: Olivia Broome (women’s powerlifting -50kg category), Mickey Yule (men’s powerlifting -72kg category), Claire Cashmore (women’s PTS5 triathlon), Louise Sugden (women’s powerlifting -86kg category), Jonnie Peacock (men’s T64 100m), Olivia Breen (women’s T38 long jump), George Peasgood (men’s C5 road cycling), Dan Greaves (men’s F64 discus), Hollie Arnold (women’s F46 javelin)
*team events count as one medal.
Loughborough athletes also came agonisingly close to adding to the haul on another wet and windy night at the National Stadium.
Sport Scholar Zak Skinner was just two centimetres away from the podium in the men’s T13 long jump. Recording a best distance of 6.91m, the 22-year-old will feel hard done by not to medal at his debut Games.
On the track, Kadeena Cox came fourth in the final of the women’s 400m T38. Cox – trained by the University’s Joe McDonnell – was 1.16 seconds off the pace and sadly couldn’t add to her previously cycling gold medal.