Special edition tickets to see Paralympics stars

Hannah Cockroft

If, like me, you enjoyed watching Team GB’s Paralympics team in Rio then the creation of two celebration ticket prices for next year’s World ParaAthletics championships will be music to your ears.

While the Paralympics may be over that hasn’t stopped the push for tickets for the world championships, to be held at the Olympic Stadium in London from July 14-23, 2017.

The craftily-titled ‘Cockroft ticket’ means children can watch action across all sessions for just ?3. The pricing is in honour of wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft and her triple gold medal haul over the T34 100m, 400m and 800m.

Adult tickets for any session can be purchased at ?9, in recognition of the nine world records set by British athletes at the Games.

The new tickets were launched following Team GB’s Rio Paralympics heroics, with their 33-strong medal haul eclipsing the London 2012 medal count of 29.

“I am so happy that my Rio performances have been honoured with their own ticket for London 2017. It was an amazing performance from the entire team out there and I am so proud to have won medals for my country. It?s so exciting that my ticket will enable more children to come and attend the World ParaAthletics championships next year.

I was so fortunate to compete in London in 2012 and I cannot wait to get back to the stadium, which holds so many great memories for me. I?m really happy that so many of my team mates will get to experience competing in front of a home crowd. It is going to be a truly special occasion and I hope as many people come out to support us as possible.” – Hannah Cockroft

Next year?s championships could be a last opportunity to watch world-class athletes such as Richard Whitehead compete.

It will also allow fans a first chance to see a host of new Paralympic champions including Kadeena Cox, Georgie Hermitage, Paul Blake, Jo Butterfield, Libby Clegg and Sophie Hahn in global athletics action.

Special edition tickets will be available to buy until the end of the current World ParaAthletics Championships sale window, which closes on September 30, 2016. They are available to buy now at tickets.london2017athletics.com.

Next summer will bring together 3,300 world-class athletes from more than 200 countries. They will compete in 30 sessions across 20 jam-packed and action-fuelled days as London hosts both the World ParaAthletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships in the same summer.

Photo credit: ian_fromblighty Hannah Cockroft wins T34 100m via photopin (license)

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