Paralympic Anniversary Games: Hannah Cockcroft one of the stars of the show
Last Updated: 28/07/13 8:03pm
Hannah Cockcroft: romped to victory in the T33/34 100 metres
Hannah Cockcroft led the way as several of Britain's Paralympic stars of last summer returned to the Olympic Stadium in triumph on Sunday.
A superb weekend of athletics finished with the Sainsbury's Paralympic Anniversary Games and a bumper crowd turned up to rekindle the spirit of 2012.
And double Paralympic champion Cockroft, who earlier this month added two more golds at the IPC World Championships in Lyon, romped to victory in the T33/34 100 metres.
The wheelchair racer powered away from her rivals and clocked a stadium record of 17.80 seconds, which is just outside her own world record.
"It's amazing to be back in here and to hear that noise again," she said. "It's incredible, it was really hard not to cry."
Dan Greaves had to settle for silver at London 2012 but went one better this time as he won the F44 discus in 57.42m, just after Graeme Ballard had won the T36 100m in 12.33secs.
Greaves told the crowd: "You guys help me go that extra mile."
Ireland's Michael McKillop produced the latest in a string of superb performances in the T36/37 800m, coming clear to claim an emphatic victory in a time of 1:58.67.
Meanwhile, 20-year-old Brazilian Alan Oliveira shattered his own T43 double amputee world record for 100m by winning in 10.57s.
American Richard Browne was second in the mixed-class race in a T44 world record time for
single amputees of 10.75secs.
And Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock, the London 2012 champion, was third in a British record 10.84s.