Motivational speaker, Hannah Cockroft, is a Paralympic wheelchair race champion. She represents GB in the T34 category and is the reigning World, European and Paralympic Champion.
Two cardiac arrests shortly after she was born resulted in damage to two areas of Hannah’s brain and left her with deformity to her legs and feet, weakened hips and also with damage to her fine motor skills. Hannah discovered sport at senior school and started out playing wheelchair basketball. Her racing talent was finally harnessed when Hannah was fifteen. She now has an impressive medal collection for her racing. Currently Hannah holds the T34 World Records for 100, 200, 400 and 800m.
Hannah took a break from her University studies to train for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, where she won three Gold medals. This included breaking one of her own world records in the process. She is also patron of several charities and actively campaigns on disability issues. In 2013 she was awarded an MBE by The Queen.
Then at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021, Hannah successfully retained her women’s 100m T34 Paralympic title after winning gold with a new world record timing of 16.39 seconds. It was also her third consecutive Paralympic gold medal in the women’s 100m event and her sixth Paralympic gold medal.
Hannah is both a passionate and effective motivational and inspirational speaker.