Sophie Hahn claimed gold in her 100m race at the Rio Paralympics. She was also part of the Women's T35-38 4x100m relay final that won silver.  Sophie took up running after watching the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics on television. 

Aged just 16, and making her debut in a GB vest, Hahn smashed the world record as she triumphed in the 100m T38, adding to the 200m silver she had already secured.

Sophie, who has cerebral palsy, joined a local athletics club at the age of 15 after being inspired by the London 2012 Paralympic Games. After entering several tournaments in June 2013, she broke onto the British sprinting scene by taking first place at the England Athletics Senior Disability Championships, winning both the 100m and 200m. Now aged 18, she has already set a string of records.

In her first ever IPC European Championships in 2014, Hahn won three silver medals and in the 2015 Anniversary Games she won the 100m in a new world record time.

Sophie Hahn
Sophie Hahn