Kadeena Cox talks about how sport has helped her get on top of her disability
Kadeena Cox features in episode 31 of Sky Sports' My Icon series
By Dev Trehan
Last Updated: 30/10/17 8:27am
Double Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox says sport has helped her come to terms with her disability.
Leeds-born Cox began taking part in athletics in her early teens before her life was turned upside down when she suffered a stroke before being later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
But Cox refused to let her condition get the better of her, becoming a household name last summer when she won 400m gold and track cycling gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
"It gave me something to focus and something to drive towards," she says in episode 31 of Sky Sports' My Icon series.
"Having sport allowed me to forget about the ups and downs of my condition and think about a set goal, which was to become a Paralympic champion, to become a world champion.
"Those goals took away the control that my condition had over me and I was in control of reaching the targets which was to get those medals."
Cox talks about her journey in the latest instalment of My Icon, which premieres on Monday at 7am on Sky Sports Mix and is available On Demand. The episode is repeated on Monday at 1pm, 6pm and 11.05pm.
Coinciding with Black History Month, Sky Sports' #MyIcon campaign brings you 31 exclusive interviews with top BAME sports personalities across the month of October. For more information click here.