Born: 10 / 03 / 1991 – Leeds, UK
Athletics: T38 400m (1:00:71 W Record), 200m, 100m, 4x400m relayCycling: C4 500m sprint (34.59s W Record)
Biggest sporting accolade: 2 x Paralympic Gold, World Records in both Athletics & Cycling
“live life to the max – I rule MS, MS doesn’t rule me”
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 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.
With an incredible story of strength and resilience, Kadeena is undoubtedly going to be at the top of the Paralympic movement for years to come. 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. Heartbreakingly, she 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 & 4 Paralympic medals across 2 sports.
The star of the Rio Paralympic Games, Kadeena came away with 4 medals and was given the honour of being the Team GB flag-bearer. She is the black British athlete to ever win a medal in the Olympics/Paralympics in cycling and is using her platform to help implement change for the BAME community in sport. 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.