Rio Paralympics 2016 BAME Athlete Updates









Ali Jawad takes Silver for GB

Lifting his personal best of 190kg, Ali Jawad claimed the silver medal in powerlifting 59KG for Great Britain. Gold was taken by Sherif Osman of Egypt who set a Paralympic record of 203KG. In true sportsmanship Ali recognised his competitor's prowess, "Sherif Osman is like the Usain Bolt of powerlifting so coming second to one of the greatest powerlifters ever isn't so bad!"

The 27-year-old silver medallist was overwhelmed with his performance, "I'm a bit shocked right now - it's taken four years and after what happened in London this feels like a gold medal and I think I've finally laid those ghosts to bed"


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Kadina Cox

Since Ali's success Team GB have been holding their position on the medal table in second position behind China. To add to the success of the summer Paralympics history has been made as Kadeena Cox is the first athlete to medal in two events. The 25-year-old made her cycling debut and has not looked back since taking up cycling, “To be here now is amazing, I'm just so happy. Doing the two sports is crazy. Taking up cycling and being on top of the world is amazing. I didn't expect it.”

Since the quest for gold in cycling Kadeena has topped up her medal tally to three after producing another medal winning performance on the track. Cox controlled the T38 400m final and pushed on down the home straight leaving China's Junfei Chn to pick up the Silver.

“It's amazing, I've managed to do it,” she said. “I'm a gold medallist and world record holder in two sports.”

Kadeena will be back on track and the road to contend for another two medals, watch the action unfold:

Thu, 15 Sept - T35-38 4x100m relay

Sat, 18 Sept - C4-5 cycling road race

Mandip Sehmi

Team GB's Wheelchair Rugby team began their campaign for gold with their first group stage match against Australia. The game was closely contested but saw Team GB miss out on the win by 3 points with final result being 53-51.

Mandip featured in the team line up and looks onwards to next game against Canada. We wish Mandip the best of luck in supporting the team contest for their first win.  

Current BAME Paralympics Athletes Medallists Rio 2016 






Kadeena Cox


T38 100m




 C4-5 500m time trial


T38 400m

Kare Adenegan


T34 100m

Alice Tai


S10 100m backstroke

Ali Jawad


Powerlifting – 59KG





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