Five golden medals

29 December 2017

The 2017 World Para Athletics Championships took place in London in July and saw Team GB receive an unprecedented 18 gold medals, leaving them third in the medal table.

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We take a look at five of our champions.

Hannah Cockroft 

Hannah went on to win a gold medal hat-trick after winning in the 100m, 400m and 800m T34 events. This was the second consecutive World Championship she has completed the treble and leaves her with 10 world titles, as well as five Paralympic golds.

Jonnie Peacock 

Two time Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock stormed to victory at the T44 100m final, finising in 10.75 finals. Away from the track Jonnie has also lit up the dancefloor, taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Samantha Kinghorn

T53 wheelchair racer Kinghorn completed a golden double with victory in both the 100m and 200m. These were the Scottish born athlete’s first ever World titles.

Georgie Hermitage

Not only did Georgia Hermitage win two gold medals in the 400m and 100m T37 events but she also completed a world record for her 400m title. This adds to her two previous gold medals back in 2015 in addition to here two Paralympic golds.

Aled Davies

Welshman Aled Davies set a new world record to win the F42 shot put title throwing 17.52m. He also went to take home to F42 discus title which takes his world title total to a stunning six as well as two Paralympic golds.

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