Coventry's Kare Adengen wins silver at World Para Athletics Championships - The Coventry Observer

Coventry's Kare Adengen wins silver at World Para Athletics Championships

Coventry Editorial 15th Jul, 2023 Updated: 16th Jul, 2023   0

COVENTRY’S Kare Adengan took silver at the World Para Athletics Championships in Paris and was part of a British clean sweep in the women’s T34 100m.

Adenegan is a proven international performer – only ever failing to medal in a World Championship race once in her glittering career – and she delivered again in the French capital to win silver in 17.82secs.

That came as part of a historic British 1-2-3 which also saw Hannah Cockroft win gold and Fabienne Andre bronze.

Adenegan, who now has eight World Championship medals to her name, was well aware of the magnitude of the occasion.

She said: “It’s a great honour always to be out there on the world stage and obviously to do a 1-2-3 in the 100m is amazing.

“I’m so proud and so happy for Hannah and Fabs, it’s great.

“I know there’s things that could be better about my race and I’ve learnt a lot this season, so I’m really motivated to sort things out and also to hopefully come back stronger.”

She added both Fabienne and Hannah had both been looking great this season.

“So we really knew that actually the three of us could do well here and bring back lots of medals for Great Britain.”

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Adengan added: “Funding from The National Lottery is so important. It really helps me to be able to do the sport. It is expensive – especially travelling to competitions – so it is so important and really allows us to enjoy the sport and not have to worry about the financial expenses.

“I have been able to travel a lot this season and prepare for these World Championships, that has been so important, and with The National Lottery I wouldn’t be able to do that.

“The medical support and physio support is also important, so I am really grateful.”

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