Paralympic gold medallist Cox nominated for prestigious awards

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Kadeena Cox has been recognised for an extraordinary 2016, with two nominations at the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA).

Cox, who won gold in cycling and athletics at the Paralympics in Rio, is nominated in the Sportswoman of the Year Award and the UK Sport Inspirational Performance of the Year Award.

In the Sportswoman of the Year award she faces competition from her Olympic counterparts, nominated alongside retiring heptathlete Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, boxer Nicola Adams and hockey player Sam Quek.

In the UK Sport Inspirational Performance of the Year award she is up against cricket’s Azeem Rafiq and Muay Thai kick boxer Ruqsana Begum.

Incredible year

Cox enjoyed an outstanding 2016 which began with a world title win and a new world record in the C4 500 metre time-trial at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Italy. Her victory was particularly impressive as her classification was changed the day before from C2 to C4 resulting in her having to race against stronger riders.

She followed this up with a bronze medal in the 200 metres at the IPC European Athletics Championships which was enough to confirm her selection in both cycling and athletics for the Paralympics in Rio. Kadeena was arguably Paralympics GB’s stand out performer picking up two golds, a silver and a bronze medal. She finished her year with a nomination for BBC Sports Personality of the Year and was awarded an MBE in the New Year honours list.

Great Britain Cycling Team Para-cycling head coach, Jon Norfolk, said:

“Kadeena enjoyed a fantastic 2016 and I’m really pleased to see her achievements being recognised. To win gold medals in two different sports was incredible and she is an outstanding example of somebody who has overcome significant adversity to achieve their goals.

The winners of the awards are decided by public vote ahead of the ceremony on Saturday 18 March in London. You can cast your vote for Kadeena by visiting the BEDSA website.

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