ATHLETICS - Coventry's Adenegan one of first GB para athletes named in Paris 2024 Paralympic squad - The Coventry Observer

ATHLETICS - Coventry's Adenegan one of first GB para athletes named in Paris 2024 Paralympic squad

COVENTRY’S Kare Adenegan is one of the first 10 athletes included in Team GB’s para athletics squad for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Adenegan will again compete in the T34 100m and 800m events in Paris after winning silver in both races at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The Coventry athlete is a five-time Olympic medallist and hopes to complete the set this summer with gold in Paris having won two silver and three bronze medals across Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission, Penny Briscoe said: “I’m delighted to welcome such a strong group of experienced and talented Para athletes to the ParalympicsGB team for Paris 2024.

“All 10 individuals have already shown what they are capable of at the highest level, so I am really excited to see what they can achieve at the Paralympic Games in Paris later this summer.”

Para athletics team leader at the Paralympic Games, Tommy Yule said: “Congratulations to all 10 athletes for earning their call-up to Paris 2024. They have all worked incredibly hard with their support networks to get to this point, so they should be proud of their achievement.

“With just over two months to go until the Games begin, we will be supporting and engaging with all these athletes’ in their preparations, to add the most value to ensure they are best prepared for the Games.”

Adenegan also claimed silver in both the T34 100m and 800m at the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships in Paris.

The other athletes included in Team GB’s para athletics squad are Hollie Arnold, Olivia Breen, Jonathan Broom-Edwards, Hannah Cockroft, Aled Davies, Sabrina Fortune, Samantha Kinghorn, Daniel Pembroke and Ben Sandilands.

The second and final wave of Para athletics selection takes place in July with names announced soon afterwards.

A total of around 230 athletes from 19 sports will make up the British team competing in Paris, with further names announced by ParalympicsGB in the next few weeks.

At Tokyo 2020 ParalympicsGB won medals across a record breaking 18 different sports. The highest number of any nation ever. Paralympics GB finished second in the medal table with 124 medals overall, including 41 gold, 38 silver and 45 bronze.

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