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Statement from Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake regarding second gold medal at Rio Paralympics for Kadeena Cox

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Statement from Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake regarding second gold medal at Rio Paralympics for Kadeena Cox

Statement from Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake regarding second gold medal at Rio Paralympics for Kadeena Cox

“What more can we say about the performances of Leeds and Chapeltown’s Kadeena Cox, who today has won her second gold medal at the Paralympic Games, setting a new world record in the 400 T38.

“To compete in one sport is hard enough, but to take part in two and win medals is absolutely unbelievable. This just shows what an outstanding athlete she is, and why we are so very proud of her.”

Kadeena Cox, MBE is a British parasport athlete competing in T38 sprints and C4 para-cycling events. She was part of the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships and the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, in which she won world titles in the T37 100m and C4 500m time trial respectively.

Competing for Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, in both athletics and cycling, she won a bronze medal in the Women’s 100m T38 sprint, before winning a gold medal in the Women’s C4-5 cycling time trial, and another gold in the T38 400m sprint, becoming the first British Paralympian to win golds in multiple sports at the same Games since Isabel Barr at the 1984 Summer Paralympics.