Paralympian Hannah Cockroft defies hand injury to win her seventh gold medal

WHEELCHAIR racing star Hannah Cockroft defied a cut hand to bag her seventh Paralympic gold medal yesterday.

The 29-year-old helped Team GB win 11 medals on Day 11 of the Games.

She cut her right hand on her chair in heavy Tokyo rain less than an hour before defending her T34 800m crown.

Yorkshire-born Hannah explained: “I put my hand through the wheel while the chair was moving. I’ve never done it before.

“Wheelchairs and rain don’t mix. I slipped off the rim.

"My hand went straight round. It’s pretty bloody but it’s fine.”

Despite the cut, Hannah had vowed to compete in the race “even if my hand’s fallen off”.

Brit Kare Adenegan claimed silver behind her.

Team GB were yesterday second in the Paralympics with 122 medals.

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