September 17, 2021

Paralympian Hina Kakroft saved her hand injury to win her seventh gold medal.

Wheelchair racing star Hannah Kakroft cut her hand yesterday to win her seventh Paralympic gold medal.

The 29-year-old helped Team GB win 11 medals on the 11th day of the Games.

Hannah cut off her right hand in her chair in the heavy rain in Tokyo less than an hour before defending her T34 800m crown

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Hannah cut off her right hand in her chair in the heavy rain in Tokyo less than an hour before defending her T34 800m crownCredit: AP

Less than an hour before defending his T34 800m crown, he cut off his right hand in his chair in heavy rain in Tokyo.

Hannah, who was born in Yorkshire, explained: “I put my hand through the wheel while the chair was moving. I had never done it before.

“Wheelchairs and rain don’t match. I slipped off the shore.

“My hand went straight. It’s very bloody but fine.”

Despite the cuts, Hannah vowed to run “even if my hand fell off.”

Bert Kerr Adenigan claimed the silver behind it.

Team GB finished second at the Paralympics yesterday with 122 medals.

Macy Summers-Newton won the Paralympic Swimming Gold Medal by defeating Eliemi Symonds.

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