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Cox adds cycling gold to haul making British Paralympic history

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Kadeena Cox wins her second medal at the Rio games

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ByJen Offord
11/09/2016 at 08:14 | Updated 11/09/2016 at 11:19

Kadeena Cox followed up her athletics T38 100m bronze with a gold medal in the velodrome on Saturday to become the first Brit in 28 years to win medals in two different sports at the same Paralympics.

While Cox, 25, took the gold, Britain’s newly crowned most decorated female paralympian of all time Dame Sarah Storey finished in fourth place in the same C4-5 event.

Speaking to broadcaster Channel 4 after the race, Cox said: “I’m over the moon.”

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She added: "I can't believe it. I'm over the moon. I have only been doing it a year and a half and being on top of the world is amazing."

It was another golden day at the Rio Paralympics for Team GB with Hannah Cockroft retaining her T34 100m title and Andy Lewis claiming gold in the PT2 Para-triathlon.

A handful of silver and bronze medals were also won by the Brits, with Kare Adenegan taking silver in the T34 100m, Sabine Fortune a bronze in the women’s F20 shotput, and Alice Tai a bronze in the S10 100m backstroke.

Great Britain now has 35 medals – 15 of which are gold, putting them in second place on the table.

Aside from Tai’s bronze, there was disappointment at the aquatics centre, however. 15-year-old Ellie Robinson who finished fourth, and Ellie Simmonds – Robinson’s Paralympic inspiration – who finished sixth in the S6 50m freestyle.

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