Sophie Hahn of Team Great Britain celebrates after winning gold in the Women’s 100m - T38 Final on day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Sophie Hahn strikes Paralympics gold in Tokyo - in pictures

Former Melton student retains her title...

Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 12:03 pm

‘Proud’ Sophie Hahn has become a double Paralympic champion - and equalled her own world record.

The 24-year-old former Brooksby Melton College student won gold in the T38 100m on Saturday, despite being run close by Darian Faisury Jimenez Sanchez.

The Colombian broke Hahn’s Paralympic record of 12.54 seconds in the heats. However, Hahn equalled her own world record of 12.38 in her heat, clocking 12.43 seconds in the final.

“So proud to be a double Paralympic champion,” said Hahn who won gold at Rio 2016. “Thank you for all the messages of support I really do appreciate them all.

“Thank you to my amazing team who have been on this journey with me.

“I came here to win the gold medal, and although I was pushed all the way, I did it.”

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