Paralympics: Cockroft wins her second world gold

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Hannah Cockroft became a double gold medallist at the IPC Athletics World Championships with a competition record in the T34 100m. The Halifax teenager clocked 18.98 seconds into a slight headwind to follow up her success in the 200m event in Christchurch, New Zealand.

There was bronze for Stefanie Reid, who missed out in the last round of the F44/46 long jump. A jump of 4.98m in round two meant she led with 957 points with one round to go, but Russia's Nikol Rodomakina jumped 5.67m (1,006 points) to take gold.

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