Invacare Hannah Cockroft MBE

Continuing its sponsorship of 10 times World Champion and Paralympic Gold medallist Hannah Lucy Cockroft MBE, Invacare UK has presented the wheelchair racing specialist with a new Top End OSR race chair in preparation for the World Championships in Dubai.

One of the most celebrated wheelchair racers specialising in sprint distances in the T34 classification, Hannah holds world records for the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m in her classification and the Paralympic records at 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.

Over her illustrious career, Hannah has amassed multiple medals as well, winning two gold medals in London 2012, three gold medals in Rio 2016 and is planning to repeat her success in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

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Aiming to help the distinguished athlete break more records, Invacare has confirmed it will continue its sponsorship of the British Paralympian, with the company supporting Hannah over the past five years.

Recently, Hannah and her partner Nathan McGuire visited Invacare where she was presented with her new, high-spec racing chair, alongside spending the day meeting with all members of Invacare’s staff.

Expressing her appreciation, she commented: “It’s great to have Invacare’s support going into my fifth World Championships. We made some reasonably big changes in the positioning of the new chair, which has made huge differences in my speeds and hopefully will have a positive impact on my times once we get on the track!

“I’m really lucky to have the expertise of the team to help get these changes right and make sure they complement the training I do to be the best in the World.”

Hannah’s new Top End OSR features carbon fibre front forks with an aerodynamic, sleek frame designed to deliver optimum performance on the track and was supplied by Draft Wheelchairs, Invacare’s partner for Top End, who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in customised race products.

Praising her sheer determination and positive ethics ‘to be the best you possibly can,’ Invacare says the sponsorship of Hannah aligns with its own ethos of ‘making life’s experiences possible.’

Mike Farrell, Managing Director, Invacare commented: “We are extremely pleased to support world‐class Paralympian Hannah and to help achieve her ambitions. She is an inspiration to so many people and we are very proud to be a part of Hannah’s success.”

Hannah will be representing Great Britain in the World Championships in Dubai 7–15 November and is working her way to the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020.

Hannah’s competition times and dates:

  • T34 100m final- Sunday 10th November- 5.23am (UK time) / 9.23am (UAE time)
  • T34 800m final- Thursday 14th November- 5.58am (UK time) / 9.58am (UAE time)

To watch Hannah compete, races are being shown on a live stream on the channel 4 website

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