31st August 2017

Cox shortlisted for Paralympic Sport Award

Kadeena Cox (coach: Brian Scobie) has made the shortlist of athletes in the Best Female Debut category for the 2017 Paralympic Sport Awards, recognising the achievements from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Cox made headlines in Rio last September by winning three medals on the athletics track, including gold in the T38 400m which followed a bronze in the T38 100m and preceded silver in the T35-38 4x100m relay. She also won gold at the velodrome, in the C4-5 time trial.

She has continued her fine form into 2017, winning three medals at the recent World Para Athletics Championships in London. Her gold in the T38 400m was her finest achievement of the 10 days, after bronze in the 200m and silver in the 100m to complete the set of medals.

The awards will be presented in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 7 September during the IPC General Assembly in the following categories: Best Male, Best Female, Best Team, Best Male Debut and Best Female Debut.

The shortlist for the Best Female Debut category is as follows:

Beatrice Vio (Italy)

The only quadruple-amputee in international wheelchair fencing won individual women’s foil category B gold and led the Italian team to a bronze medal victory in the foil team event.

Kadeena Cox (Great Britain)

Claimed gold in both cycling and athletics and set a new world record in the women’s 400m T38.

Lisette Bruinsma (the Netherlands)

The 16-year-old won medal in five of the six events she competed in at Rio 2016, including gold in the women’s 400m freestyle S11 and 200m individual medley SM11.

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