Kadeena Cox OBE is a Parasport Athlete and Team GB Paralympic Gold Medalist.
Kadeena became the first person for over three decades to win two 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.
The time she set 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 set 2 new World Records.
With an incredible story of strength and resilience, Kadeena is a figurehead of the Paralympic movement.
An able-bodied athlete just two years before 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 from achieving her dreams, Kadeena has made enormous strides in the world of para-sport and has a total of 5 World Championship gold medals & 6 Paralympic medals across two sports.
Kadeena Cox’s disability is Multiple Sclerosis – a lifelong condition that affects the brain and spinal cord.
Much more than an athlete, Kadeena Cox 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 with more opportunities in cycling.
Away from the track, Kadeena has a massive passion for cooking, baking and all things food-related and secured the prestigious title of being crowned Celebrity Masterchef Champion in 2021.
Furthermore, she also appeared as a contestant on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Kadeena was awarded an MBE in 2017 and an OBE in 2022 for services to athletics and cycling.
A role model for millions, Kadeena Cox, is a true inspiration for all, proving that anything is possible if you set your mind to a goal.