She became the T44 100m world champion and broke the world record at London Stadium last year, but Sophie Kamlish is determined to set records again in 2018.

The 21-year-old Kingston student shocked Para Athletics with her blistering times on the way to her first global title, and she is eager to continue that success this year.

Ms Kamlish said: “I hope to get another world record, though I’m having a down year and won’t be competing at the Europeans, but I still want to get faster.

“Life hasn’t changed too much in terms of my routine; it’s been really good,” she said, speaking about the time since winning her first global honour in front of a home crowd.

“But I’ve received some awards for my achievements. I was lucky to be named both Disabled Sports Performer and Sports Personality of the year at the Bath Chronicle Sports Awards.”

Born and raised in London, the “fastest woman on one foot” is also a university student at Kingston School of Art, studying Illustration and Animation.

She said: “I’m well into my second year at university now, and balancing it is probably going to get harder as I go.

“The workload will increase, but my organisational skills are improving all the time.”

Her accomplishments at London Stadium last summer gave publicity to her sport, and Ms Kamlish hopes children can become inspired like she was.

“I’m always happy for there to be hype around para-athletics because I love it so much. It would be great if it could continue,” she said.

“I really hope it gives disabled children some role models and inspires them to give sport a go.”

The young sprinter has her own personal blog where she explains that schooldays were sometimes not easy for her, but she hopes things are getting better for children growing up with impairments.

She said: “It can be hard to be seen as ‘other’ as a child, but sport definitely gave me confidence and made me see being disabled isn’t a bad thing.”

Ms Kamlish recently set a new British record of 8.47 seconds, coming second in the T43-44 60m sprint at the Glasgow Grand Prix in February.