14 Sep 2016

Statement from Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake regarding second gold medal at Rio Paralympics for Hannah Cockroft

The Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake said:

“We would like to offer our massive congratulations once again to Hannah, who this evening in setting a new world record time claimed her second gold medal in Rio, this time in the 400m T34.

“Hannah is a truly outstanding athlete and role model and we are as a city immensely proud of her achievements.

“There is of course one more event to go for Hannah, and we wish her the very best as she aims for a third gold medal in Rio which is simply amazing.”

Notes to editors:

In honour of Hannah’s achievements, Leeds Civic Hall will be lit up gold this Friday night.

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Leeds City Council Communications team