Kadeena Cox


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Kadeena became the first person for 32 years to win two gold medals in two different sports at a Paralympic Games; winning the T38 athletics 400m and C4 cycling 500m time trial at Rio 2016, setting new world records in both. Her time in cycling was faster than any Team GB rider at an Olympic or Paralympic Games; not bad for somebody that only got on a bicycle as a form of rehab 18 months earlier. Her domination as the leading para-athlete in the world continued again at Tokyo 2020 as Kadeena once again came away with two Paralympic gold medals and once again set two world records.

An able-bodied athlete just two years prior to Rio 2016, Kadeena set her sights on securing a place on the Team GB Winter Olympic team but heartbreakingly suffered a stroke and was subsequently diagnosed with MS. Not letting anything stop her achieving her dreams, Kadeena has five World Championship gold medals and six Paralympic medals across two sports.

Kadeena is breaking barriers and is the only black British athlete to ever win a gold medal in the Olympics/Paralympics in cycling. Wanting to use her platform to provide positive change and help the BAME community, Kadeena founded the KC Academy; providing ethnically diverse athletes more opportunities in cycling.

Away from the track, Kadeena has a huge passion for cooking, baking and all things food-related. She was crowned Celebrity MasterChef Champion in 2021. A role model for millions, Kadeena is a true inspiration for all proving that if you set your mind to a goal, anything is possible.

“Live life to the max – I rule MS, MS doesn’t rule me.”