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Statement from Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake, regarding third gold medal in the Rio Paralympic Games for Hannah Cockroft MBE

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

“What a truly exceptional performance by wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft MBE to win her third gold medal at the Rio Paralympic Games in the 800m.

“Hannah has cemented her place as one of the true all-time greats of the sport, and is a shining example of what can be achieved through sheer hard work and determination.

“We are so happy that Hannah has agreed to attend our special Yorkshire Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds later this month, where she can be guaranteed of a very special reception.”