Hannah Cockroft heads to Dubai with brand new Top End race chair


Hannah Cockroft heads to Dubai with brand new Top End race chair

Hannah 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 Cockroft, MBE, for the last 5 years and is delighted to continue with sponsorship of the ten times World Champion and Paralympic Gold medallist. Hannah won 2 Gold medals in London 2012, 3 Gold medals in Rio 2016 in the T34 category and is looking to repeat her success in Tokyo 2020.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, 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 world-leading manufacturer, supplier and distributor of mobility products and independent living equipment and has sponsored Hannah since 2014. The company recognises Hannah’s sheer determination and positive ethics ‘to be the best you possibly can’ which perfectly aligns with the company ethos of ‘making life’s experiences possible’. 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, who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in customised race products.

Hannah will be representing Great Britain in the World Championships in Dubai 7–15 November and is working her way to the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020. Watch her race on the following dates:
T34 100m final - Sunday 10 November - 5.23am UK time
T34 800m final - Thursday 14 November - 5.58am UK time

For more information on Invacare please visit www.invacare.co.uk. For Top End products please visit www.draftwheelchairs.com