A perfect Paralympic ending for MMU

MMU scholar Kadeena Cox added one more medal to her collection before the end of the Paralympics, claiming silver as part of the 4x100m relay team.

Kadeena, along with Sophie Hahn, Georgina Hermitage and Maria Lyle, were the dream team that clinched second place in the T35-38 relay.

Claiming silver as part of the 4x100m relay team, her tally from Rio rose to 4, after also winning bronze in the athletics 100m T37 – plus gold in the C4-5 500m Time Trial and the women’s 400m T38.

Kadeena’s fantastic achievements, combined with fellow MMU scholar Helen Scott’s in the Tandem B Kilo and individual pursuit, makes it 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze for the university’s representatives.

MMU sport’s Twitter account has been going crazy with excitement and support for its scholars throughout the competition. After Kadeena became the first Brit since 1988 to win a medal in two sports at one Games, @MMUSport tweeted, “GOLD MEDAL AND A WORLD RECORD?! We could not be more proud to support @kad_c gold in cycling AND gold in athletics”.

It was a magical ending for Kadeena Cox and MMU at the closing ceremony too, with the 25-year-old having the honour of being chosen as Team GB flag-bearer.

Speaking of her selection, Kadeena has said, “It’s a great feeling to know that I’ll be standing at the front of such an exceptional group of athletes from GB, to represent what has been such a successful and high-achieving team”.

Kadeena and Helen, amongst many other inspirational athletes, have ensured that Team GB finished in second place at this year’s Paralympics, with 147 medals.

TNT Sport

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