IWAS Series ends with new World Records being set
The finale competition of the IWAS 2010 Series witnessed some eventful World Recrds being broken at the home of both IWAS and Paralympic Sport -Stoke Mandeville
The finale competition of the IWAS 2010 Series witnessed some eventful World Records being broken at the home of both IWAS and Paralympic Sport – Stoke Mandeville.
The concluding event of the five events in the IWAS series was organised by the British Wheelchair Athletics Association (BWAA) and sponsored by Harpers and took place over the weekend of 19 – 20 June.
British wheelchair racer Hannah Cockcroft definitely experienced a successful weekend by not only breaking her own personal T34 400m record, but by also setting new records for 100m, 200m and 800m.
Cockcroft 17, from Halifax set the new 400m World Record time of 1:04.27, and laid a new record to follow in 800m at 2:14.79, 200m by clocking 33.80 and an impressive 0.20 seconds from the previous record by finishing in 19.55 seconds.
The teenage athlete who is coached by Paralympic head coach Peter Eriksson, has already won the London Mini Marathon in April and in May clinched the British Wheelchair Racing Association 800m title.
She said, “I really wanted to go out there and win, it was a strong international line-up and I’m pleased to have won”.
The event also saw a new British record set by shop putter Danny Nobbs while Germany’s Mark Schuh also broke the German national record on track.
Mike Wood, Chairman of BWAA, admitted that he was delighted to see many of the top British wheelchair athletes competing at the prestigious event, and that it was great to see elite wheelchair athletes back at Stoke Mandeville.
With the final dates of the IWAS 2010 Athletics Series now complete, we will soon be announcing the overall winners of the series, with the ranking also being updated.