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Hannah Cockroft OBE, PLY, DL

British Paralympic Association Athlete Commission member

British Paralympic Association

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United Kingdom


7 x Paralympic Champion // 12 x World Champion // 3 x European Champion // Commonwealth Champion. World Record Holder over 5 distances Best known as 'Hurricane Hannah', I am a wheelchair racer on the British Paralympic team, currently in training for the Paris 2023 World Championships and Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Since starting wheelchair racing in 2007 after a childhood of being turned away from sport, I am now Britain's most successful World Championship athlete over both able-bodied and para-teams. Athletics is not the full story though; away from the track I am developing my skillset and extending my profile into wider media. Having studied Media & Journalism, and completed the Aspire TV Presenting course, I have since appeared across the UK on multiple forms of media: TV, radio, paper journalism, public speaking and podcasts. Most notably, these include a 6-episode presenting slot with BBC Countryfile, reports for The One Show, as well as numerous TV programmes including: Mastermind, The Crystal Maze, The Great British Bake Off, and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. These coincide with appearances on BBC Radio, written articles for The Times and the Metro, live reporting for BT Sport at the 'FA Disability Cup' in 2021 and 2022, and a whole host of podcasts, including hosting episodes of 'The Paralympics GB Podcast' regularly. I enjoy sharing my story and challenging peoples ideas of disability and ability through keynote speeches and motivational talks. I have spoken for many organisations, companies, educational facilities and events, including BT, Snapchat, Ralph Lauren, Irwin Mitchell, and Muller. Speech subjects have ranged from 'The Winning Mindset' to 'Accessibility in Business', everything in between and countless Q&A sessions. I am patron, ambassador and supporter of 11 fantastic charities, attending events and fundraisers on their behalf, and helping to raise money and awareness of their unique causes through my racing career and in my spare time. On top of all this, I currently self-manage. So, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of my athletics career, in need of a motivational or keynote speaker for your event, or require a TV/media presenter, commentator, journalist or guest, please get in touch! Contact:

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British Paralympic Association Athlete Commission member at British Paralympic Association


Journalism and Media BA (Hons), Journalism