ALL SMILES: Kadeena Cox
PARALYMPIAN KADEENA COX has been praised by the MS Society. Cox, who is also an MS Society Ambassador, was a recipient of an MBE in the recent New Year’s Honours list.
Michelle Mitchell, chief executive of the MS Society, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled for Kadeena to be recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. She’s had a phenomenal year and this award pays tribute to her dedication and achievements both on and off the track.
“Kadeena was only diagnosed with MS two years ago; we’re so proud to have her as an MS Society Ambassador, helping to raise awareness about this challenging and unpredictable condition.”
Competing for Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, in both athletics and cycling, Cox won a bronze medal in the 100m T38 sprint, before winning a gold medal in the 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 in 1984 Summer Paralympics.