Two of Great Britain’s finest athletes and Whizz-Kidz patrons, Hannah Cockroft MBE and Jordanne Whiley MBE, have made sporting history with a double win in two of the year’s most highly anticipated events in disability sport.
British wheelchair racer, Hannah, 24, made history to break her own world record on the opening night of the World Para Athletics Championships in London in a remarkable 100m race. Hannah crossed the finish line with a time of 17.18, winning Great Britain their first gold medal of the games.
Wheelchair tennis star, Jordanne, 25, claimed her fourth successive Wimbledon wheelchair doubles title with her partner, world women's No.1 Yui Kamiji. Jordanne, currently GB women's No.2 and Sky Sports Disability Sportswoman of the Year, has now won a fantastic 10 grand slams since the start of her career alongside a host of other sporting achievements.
Ruth Owen OBE, chief executive of Whizz-Kidz, said: “This has been a fantastic weekend for disability sport and we are delighted to see two of our patrons taking centre stage.
“Hannah and Jordanne are arguably two of the greatest sports people that Britain has produced and we are so proud of their outstanding achievements. I am also thrilled to see how far Hannah has come since receiving her first sports wheelchair from us when she was just 15.
“They are proof of just how important it is for every young disabled person to receive the right equipment in order to achieve their goals, whether in sports or in any other field. Both of these talented young women fully deserve every accolade and it is our hope that they receive just as much credit for their hard work as their non-disabled peers.”
Tennis star and Whizz-Kidz patron, Jamie Murray, pulled off the hat trick with his partner, Martina Hingis, with their win in the Wimbledon 2017 mixed doubles final.