sophie Hahn mbe

Name:   Sophie Hahn MBE

Born:     23 January 1997

Sport:    Athletics (T38)

Lives:     Widmerpool, Nottingham

Trains:   Loughborough

Coach:   Joe McDonnell

Achievements

2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
T38 100m Gold
T35-38 4x100m Relay Silver

2016 IPC Athletics European Championships, Grosseto, Italy
T38 100m Gold, 200m Silver
T35-38 4x100m Relay Gold

2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, Doha, Qatar
T38 100m Gold, 200m Silver
T38 4x100m Relay Gold

2014 IPC Athletics European Championships, Swansea, Wales
T38 100m Silver, 400m Silver

T38 4x100m Relay Silver

2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
T38 100m Gold, 200m Silver

Having been inspired by the London 2012 Paralympics and encouraged by her brother Jamie, Sophie took up athletics at the age of 15. In her first competitive races in 2013, she won both the 100 and 200m in the T38 classification for athletes with cerebal palsy. Later that year, Sophie broke onto the British sprinting scene by taking first place at the England Athletics Senior Disability Championships, winning both 100m (13.27s) and 200m (27.88s).

Selected for the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon, in her first year in the sport, Sophie won Silver in the 200m. The followed the 100m where Sophie set a new World record time of 13.10s, to become World Champion the only athlete starting from a standing position.

In her first ever IPC European Championships in 2014 Sophie won three silver medals in Swansea, over 100 and 400m and as a member of the T35-38 4x100m Womens relay team.

Just ahead of the 2015 IPC World Championships in Doha, Sophie set a sensational World record over 100m at the Grand Prix Final in London, stopping the clock at 13.00 seconds. Sophie then went on to retain her 100m World title with another World record, running 12.60. Although she had to settle for silver in the 200m, Sophie secured her second World title and World record in Doha as part of the GB Women’s 4x100m T35-38 relay team which crossed the line in 55.22.

In 2016, Sophie won gold in the 100m T38 and 4x100m T35-38 relay, as well as 200m T38 silver at the European Championships in Italy.

At the Rio Paralympic Games, still only 19, Sophie smashed the Paralympic record twice on her way to 100m T38 gold. Her final time of 12.62 seconds edged her Brazilian rival Veronica Hipolito into silver. Together with Kadeena Cox, Maria Lyle and Georgina Hermitage, Sophie also won silver for Team GB with a European record in the 4x100m T35-38 relay behind China.

Sophie has already achieved so much in a very short time in athletics and the future looks extremely bright for this very talented young lady.


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