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Cockroft to Compete in her Fourth Paralympic Games

A host of reigning Paralympic and world champions are among the first wave of athletes selected for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.


Following a successful World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe last month, as well as several fine displays by Para athletes in the early stages of the season, 10 athletes have been confirmed for the Games.


Seven-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft leads the way in the team as she targets further success in Paris, having already shown terrific form this season with T34 100m and 800m titles in Japan last month.


“It is a huge honour to once again be representing ParalympicsGB in Paris,” said Cockroft.


“I’m incredibly excited and proud to pull on the vest at my fourth Games this summer.


“This is going to be a very special Paralympic Games, and a huge opportunity for the sport, and all the athletes will be looking to showcase once again how incredible our sport is.”


Reigning Paralympic champions Jonathan Broom-Edwards [T64 High Jump], Aled Davies [F63 Shot Put] and Dan Pembroke [F13 Javelin] are confirmed in the squad for Paris in their respective events. The trio also secured world gold medals last month.


Hollie Arnold, Sabrina Fortune, Sammi Kinghorn and Ben Sandilands – who all have world titles to their name - join the first cohort of selected athletes. Sandilands will be a first time Paralympian in Paris.


Paralympic medallists Kare Adenegan and Olivia Breen complete the first wave of those selected.


“I’m delighted to welcome such a strong group of experienced and talented Para athletes to the ParalympicsGB team for Paris 2024,” said Penny Briscoe, Chef de Mission at ParalympicsGB.


“All ten individuals have already shown what they are capable of at the highest level, so I am really excited to see what they can achieve at the Paralympic Games in Paris later this summer.”


The second and final wave of Para athletics selection takes place in July with names announced soon afterwards.


A total of around 230 athletes from 19 sports are expected to make up the British team that will compete in Paris from August 28 - September 8.

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