Kadeena Cox

Born: 10 / 03 / 1991 – Leeds, UK

Athletics: T38 400m (1:00:71 W Record), 200m, 100m, 4x400m relay Cycling: C4 500m sprint (34.43s W Record)

Biggest sporting accolade: 4 x Paralympic Gold, World Records in both Athletics & Cycling

live life to the max – I rule MS, MS doesn’t rule me”

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Kadeena became the first person for 32 years to win 2 gold medals in 2 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 able-bodied rider has ridden 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 2 Paralympic gold medals and once again set 2 World Records.

With an incredible story of strength and resilience, Kadeena is a figurehead of the Paralympic movement. An able-bodied athlete just 2 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 is now making enormous strides in the world of para-sport and has a total of 5 World Championship gold medals & 6 Paralympic medals across 2 sports.

Much more than an athlete, Kadeena is a figurehead for 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 and secured the prestigious title of being 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.