Hannah Cockroft starts London’s Para athletics party with world record

• Cockroft wins in 17.18sec to justify poster-girl billing at world championships
• GB star predicts further two golds in the T34 400m and 800m

There are few things as predictable in British sport as Hannah Cockroft crossing the line first. It has happened every time she has raced at a major championships and Friday night was no different, her IPC world 100m crown defended in a blistering 17.18sec.

On the first evening of London 2017, a summer of sport inside the former Olympic stadium, Cockroft lived up to her poster girl billing by taking Britain’s first gold in world record speed.

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