Rio Paralympics: Kadeena Cox confirmed in two sports

August 2, 2016

Image: Kadeena Cox from BBC Sport


Kadeena Cox has the chance to become the first British competitor since 1988 to win medals in two sports at the same Paralympics after being named in the cycling team for the Rio Games.


Last week, the 25-year-old from Leeds was named on the GB athletics team.


She will attempt to be the first Briton to win medals in two sports at the same Games since Isabel Barr did so in shooting and athletics. Read more from BBC Sport >>


You may remember that back in July 2015, Dean Buckle from the Wetherby Bike Shack designed and built a racing bike for Kadeena. The Wetherby Lions Club, who had recently raised £250 at a tribute evening at Sant’ Angelo’s, decided to donate the proceeds towards the cost of the bike, which Dean has so generously provided.


Image: Wetherby Lions mascot Rory helping to raise money at a Sant' Angelo's Tribute Night



A huge well done to Kadeena, who we know has worked tirelessly to get her place on the GB Athletics team. Good luck in the Rio Games from all at The Wetherby Lions.


Read about Kadeena's story and how The Wetherby Lions got involved here


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