SUPERHUMAN: Kadeena Cox
KADEENA COX has already proved that she is amazing by becoming the first Briton in 32 years to win Paralympic medals in two different sports in the same year.
However, the athlete has told The Voice not to be surprised if we see her competing in another sport in the future. Cox, 26, has admitted that far from being satisfied with her sporting accomplishments, she has her eye on a winter sport and would like nothing more than to replicate her success as a sprinter and Para-cyclist.
“I really want to do the bobsleigh, its been brought into the programme for winter Paralympics in 2022. They announced it just before or after the Paralympics and I was like, ‘yes, that’s my new challenge’.”
Should Cox find herself hurtling down a narrow, twisting, banked, iced track in a bobsleigh for her country the feat would no doubt add to her status as ‘superhuman’, a moniker she’s reluctant to accept.
“I see myself as just a stubborn girl that is always out to prove a point and show that things can be done and I love a good challenge. But people kind of see me as a role model and a special person, it’s weird but it does give me a special feeling and at least I know people see what I do.”
On the subject of public acknowledgment for her achievements, Cox has been nominated for an award at this Saturday’s Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs) at the Hilton on Park Lane, London. She has been shortlisted for the UK Sport Inspirational Performance of the Year Award and the Lycamobile Sportswoman of the Year Award and is the only nominee at this year’s BEDSAs to be nominated for two awards.
Explaining what the nomination means to her she said:
“I’m really happy. It’s really nice to be nominated for two awards. All of the team behind me are happy for me and without the team I achieve nothing.”
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