At the age of 23, Cockroft has won every major title going, but it was her double triumph in London which proved to be the catalyst for her success to date. ‘The Hurricane’ was in fine company winning 200m gold on a night dubbed ‘Thriller Thursday’ where David Weir and Jonnie Peacock also won Paralympic gold.
In the four years leading up to Rio, Cockroft has been unbeatable at major championships winning seven major championship gold medals to underline her status as the number one in her class.
In 2015, the Yorkshire-based athlete suffered her first defeat in the T34 class of her career, with compatriot Kare Adenegan ending her long winning streak.
However, you can expect Cockroft will be firing from all cylinders as she aims for medal success with ParalympicsGB.
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