Dreams come true for Kare Adenagan

Kare was inspired to take up wheelchair racing after seeing Hannah Cockroft race in the London 2012 Paralympics.

Stunning everyone with her speed Kare recorded the 16th best time in the world at her very first 100m attempt on the track using a standard, non-racing chair. Training at Warwick University’s Wheelchair Racing Academy Kare now competes in her familiar blue bespoke racing wheelchair which was funded by READY.

Still only 13, Kare is already emulating much of her idol’s success winning this year’s U14 wheelchair racing Virgin Money Giving London Mini Marathon.

She enjoyed a fantastic week at the 2014 IWAS World Junior Games medalling in all 3 events of her U23 events with bronze in the 400m and silvers in both the 800m and 100m.  Kare also became one of three GB athlete in history to complete the T34 wheelchair racing 100m in less than 20 secs.

She has now been nominated for her home town Coventry’s Amateur Sportswoman of the Year Award sponsored by Inspirational Magazine.