Home-Grown Athletes Take 2017 World Para Athletics Championships by Storm


Team GB’s Paralympians have once again proven to be world greats as the team finished in third place overall and takes home 13 bronze, eight silver and an impressive 18 gold medals across the 15 disciplines held. From 14-23 July, 1,074 athletes competed for 213 medals in 15 track and field sports.

Throughout the event, 21-year old wheelchair racer, Samantha Kinghorne took double gold medals in the T53 100 and 200-meter races, whilst Aled Davies and Georgie Hermitage both secured two further gold medals each. The top performance, however, came from sprint-distance wheelchair racing champion Hannah Cockroft, who scooped three gold medals in the T34 100, 400 and 800-metre races.

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Aled Davies

Para-cycling champion Kadeena Cox, who first rose to prominence in the 2015 IPC World Championships has continued her winning streak for a third year. Following a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Cox was forced to compete as a Paralympian. She made her outstanding debut in Doha, where she won two gold medals in the T37 100m race and as part of the T35-38 women’s 100m relay team. Last year, at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, Kadeena secured a further four medals; two gold, one silver and one bronze. She has continued her success by securing the T38 200m bronze, T38 100m silver and T38 400m gold medals.

Richard Whitehead

Richard Whitehead MBE

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