Hannah Cockroft improves world record by 5 seconds.

(14.05.2021)

Today the ParAthletics began under excellent conditions. Thanks to a long spell of dry weather, athletes could produce excellent performances. For example, Britain’s Hannah Cockroft proved that she is in great form. She won today’s 800 meters in a time of 01: 50.91 and thereby pulverized the existing world record by 5 seconds.

 

letter-spacing: 0.192px;The other track races over 800 meters were also exciting. Switzerland’s Manuela Schär quickly left the field behind her and crossed the finish line well ahead of her competitors. With a time of 01: 44.39 she was just below her personal best, but after the race she was delighted that the confirmation of her position had worked out in her favour.

letter-spacing: 0.192px;letter-spacing: 0.192px;In the men's competition, American Daniel Romanchuk had an excellent race. On the second lap, Switzerland’s Marcel Hug found himself in a difficult position on the home straight. Nevertheless, it was enough for him to take a good third place behind Frenchman Julien Casoli.