Paralympic Gold medallist Hannah heads to Dubai with new Top End race chair from Invacare
Hannah Cockroft MBE recently visited Invacare UK and was presented with a new Top End OSR race chair in preparation for the World Championships in Dubai.
Invacare has been supporting Hannah for the last five years and is delighted to continue with sponsorship of the ten-time World Champion and Paralympic Gold medallist. Hannah won two Gold medals in London 2012, three Gold medals in Rio 2016 in the T34 category and is looking to repeat her success in Tokyo 2020.
Hannah’s new Top End OSR features carbon fibre front forks with an aerodynamic, sleek frame designed to deliver optimum performance on the track. The product was supplied by Draft Wheelchairs, Invacare’s partner for Top End, which has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in customised race products.
Showing her appreciation, Hannah 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.”
During the visit, Hannah, along with her partner Nathan McGuire, spent a full day meeting with all members of staff at Invacare.
Mike Farrell, Managing Director of 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.”
Invacare is a manufacturer, supplier and distributor of mobility products and independent living equipment and has sponsored Hannah since 2014. The company recognises Hannah’s determination and positive ethics ‘to be the best you possibly can’ which aligns with Invacare’s ethos of ‘making life’s experiences possible’.
Hannah will be representing Great Britain in the World Championships in Dubai from the 7th-15th of 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)
The races are being shown on a live stream on the Channel 4 website
For more information about Invacare’s Top End products, click here