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Britain’s Cockroft wins T34 100m gold in world record time

Cockroft celebrates next to the clock after setting new world record

Cockroft set a new world record with a time of 17.18 seconds in London

Britain’s Hannah Cockroft has won gold in the T34 100m at the World Para-athletics Championships in London’s Olympic Stadium.

Cockroft, a triple gold medallist at Rio 2016 Paralympics, claimed the victory in a world record time, finishing in 17.18 seconds.

Fellow Briton Kare Adenegan claimed silver and Carly Tait came fifth.

Cockroft can add further gold medals in the 400m and 800m.

“I’ve still got two more races left and they’re the hard ones,” she told the crowd at London Stadium.

The Briton now has 13 global titles and she remains undefeated in major competitions.

As well as five Paralympic gold medals, she also has eight world titles.

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