Adenegan thankful for support during World Championships - The Coventry Observer

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Adenegan thankful for support during World Championships

Ben Tyler 12th Dec, 2019

TEAM GB’S Kare Adenegan has expressed her gratitude to her supporters on the back of her double-medal success at the recent World Para Athletics Championships.

The 18-year-old from Coventry finished second in two events in Dubai, returning with silver medals around her neck in the T34 800m and 100m races.

Having had time to allow her achievements to sink in since returning home, Adenegan has attributed the facilities at the University of Warwick and the support she received as the two biggest factors in her success.

“Since joining, I have had a full support team that enable me to study alongside continuing my training,” said the paralympian.

“My mentor here helps me to balance sport and academia, and I get support from the sports management team too.

“I use the athletics track a lot, which has the perfect surface, and then over at the Sports and Wellness Hub there is a lot of equipment which I can use in the gym.

“It felt really good picking up those medals and I was really pleased with my performance. I received some lovely tweets while out in Dubai – knowing I’m inspiring people here on campus and across the city is great.”

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