Sport Richard Whitehead disappointed but Hannah Cockroft takes gold in London

23:50  17 july  2017
23:50  17 july  2017 Source:   Press Association

Hannah Cockroft eyeing more gold medals after dominant start in London

  Hannah Cockroft eyeing more gold medals after dominant start in London Hannah Cockroft expects two more victories at the World Para Athletics Championships after rekindling memories of London 2012 with a dominant victory on Friday's opening night of competition. Cockroft won a fourth straight T34 100 metres title for her eighth global crown, triumphing at the London Stadium where she burst to prominence five years ago.The 24-year-old Halifax racer extended her undefeated streak in major championships to win in a world-record time of 17.18 seconds.Cockroft won two Paralympic gold medals at London 2012 and three more in Rio last summer.

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold and Great Britain’s 10th of the World Para Athletics Double amputee sprinter Richard Whitehead was unable to break his duck in the T42 100m, despite Daniel Wagner of Denmark took silver in 12.30 and Whitehead was third in 12.39.

INVINCIBLE! Hannah Cockroft takes her second ???? with ? team-mate Kare Adenegan grabbing ???? in the T34 800m ?# London 2017 pic.twitter.com/xfovXnrvIU. Double amputee sprinter Richard Whitehead was unable to break his duck in the T42 100m, despite qualifying quickest.

Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold: 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium Olivia Breen made it nine gold medals for Great Britain: 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium

Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold of the World Para Athletics Championships before Richard Whitehead missed out on his bid and expressed frustration at a lack of opportunity at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Wheelchair racer Cockroft won the T34 800 metres after colluding with team-mate Kare Adenegan, who finished third, and Sophie Kamlish won the T44 100m to take host Great Britain's gold medal tally to 11. Olivia Breen had won the ninth gold earlier in the day.

Hannah Cockroft eyeing more gold medals after dominant start in London

  Hannah Cockroft eyeing more gold medals after dominant start in London Hannah Cockroft expects two more victories at the World Para Athletics Championships after rekindling memories of London 2012 with a dominant victory on Friday's opening night of competition. Cockroft won a fourth straight T34 100 metres title for her eighth global crown, triumphing at the London Stadium where she burst to prominence five years ago.The 24-year-old Halifax racer extended her undefeated streak in major championships to win in a world-record time of 17.18 seconds.Cockroft won two Paralympic gold medals at London 2012 and three more in Rio last summer.

Elsewhere, there were victories for Paralympic champions Richard Whitehead (T42 200m) and Aled Davies (F42 shot), while Dan Greaves took victory It's about Hannah Cockroft against the clock. Peacock told BBC Sport he was disappointed not to have made more of the favourable conditions in

Hannah Cockroft has claimed two gold medals during the IPC World Championships in Doha. Whitehead wins third world title in a row. Richard Whitehead broke his own world record to win Olympic gold at London 2012.

But Whitehead, who won T42 200m on Saturday, finished third over 100m before hitting out at the International Paralympic Committee for denying double amputees like him the opportunity to compete over the shorter distance at the next Paralympics.

Australia's Scott Readon, a single leg above knee amputee who won the 100m on Monday, has lobbied for double above knee amputees to compete separately due to the circular motion of their running style.

That means Whitehead, 200m champion at the last two Paralympics, will have only one race to compete in at Tokyo 2020.

"I will only have a 200 metres to run in Tokyo, which is ridiculous," Whitehead said.

"We want the 100 and 200m in Tokyo. The IPC need to, not take it out of the programme, they need to talk to us and understand why.

Stef Reid delighted to finally upgrade to gold after long jump victory

  Stef Reid delighted to finally upgrade to gold after long jump victory Stef Reid was overjoyed to shed her serial silver status with T44 women's long jump gold on day two of the World Para Athletics Championships in London on Saturday. The 32-year-old, who won Paralympic silver in 2012 and 2016, leapt to a best of 5.40 metres to take her first major global championships title."There's that part of your brain where you think, 'Gosh, I don't want to be the silver girl forever'," Reid said."And you have all sorts of questions that go through your head."You've just got to be tough, as a person that keeps on coming back, keeps on trying.

• Cockroft takes gold followed by Mel Nicholls and Kare Adenegan • Richard Whitehead and Aled Davies also win IPC gold in Doha. Hannah Cockroft led a British sweep of the medals in the women’s T34 800m final at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.

Paralympic golden girl and one of the stars of the London 2012 Games, Hannah Cockroft , will take on a T42 world champion and world record holder, Richard Whitehead MBE, will be looking for the strength and support from the crowd that saw him surge from behind to win the London 2012 gold

"Scott Reardon is a great athlete, but as a person he's someone that wants to provide himself with the best opportunity of success, not to compete. That's not me saying it bitterly, that's me saying it truthfully.

"I've seen emails from Scott and the Australian authorities that have looked at the reason why we shouldn't be involved and that is for 'danger' reasons, which is ridiculous.

"Because we circumduct, they say we're going to trip the other athletes.

"I race in mainstream athletics day-in, day-out. It's never happened.

"I'm more impaired than the single leg amputees, but they're asking me to run double the distance."

Whitehead is four times the 200m world champion has never won the 100m world title.

The Nottinghamshire runner, 41 on Wednesday, had to settle for bronze as Reardon won gold in 12.21secs.

Daniel Wagner of Denmark took silver in 12.30 and Whitehead, a slow starter who was gaining fast, third in 12.39.

Whitehead added: "I won a bronze medal today. I'm grateful for that. In Doha (in 2015) I was fourth.

"I probably needed about 107m and I'd have been on the line with him."

Hannah Cockroft takes second gold in London .
Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold and Great Britain's 10th of the World Para Athletics Championships on Monday night. After Olivia Breen's T38 long jump gold earlier on the fourth day, five-time Paralympic champion Cockroft won the T34 800 metres.The 24-year-old Halifax racer clocked a championship record of two minutes 01.78 seconds to win ahead of Alexa Halko of the United States. Briton Kare Adenegan took bronze.Cockroft, who opened the hosts' account with 100m victory on Friday, is now a nine-time world champion after successfully defending the 800m title she won in Doha in 2015.

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