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Hahn hitting heights again

Hahn hitting heights again
Sophie Hahn - Rio medals

London 2012 saw a group of para-athletes burst into the British mainstream in a blur of gold, silver and bronze. Watching at home was future sprinting sensation, Sophie Hahn.

The unassuming Hahn - sitting alongside Jonnie Peacock, Aled Davies, Hannah Cockroft and Richard Whitehead at the British Para Athletics squad announcement - praised her teammates for their impact at their home Paralympic Games, but this year can expect to create her own wave of inspiration.

 

 

At just twenty years old, Hahn’s aiming to become a triple world champion in the 100m T38 and is getting quicker in the run up to July’s World Para Athletics Championships, setting a new world record at 12.49s - lowering her own WR by 0.11s.

 

 

London 2017 has been talked up by Peacock and Davies as being bigger than Rio as they return to the stadium where they made their names, and Hahn's got similar aspirations.

“I think this will be my version of 2012. Just being in the Olympic Park with all those people - the British crowd, friends and family I think it’s going to be absolutely incredible.”

The gun fires for the 100m T38 final on Sunday 22 July at 7.59pm for Hahn’s hat-trick attempt. Specially discounted tickets are on sale here now. £9 for adults, £3 for kids.