Ottobock ambassador

Kare Adenegan

Kare Adenegan was born premature and diagnosed with diplegic cerebral palsy.

Always believe in your abilities

In 2012, when the Paralympic Games in London were on TV, Kare Adenegan was watching it, and immediately was inspired by the wheelchair racers. Right after the Paralympics, 12-year-old Adenegan, joined the local athletics club in Coventry, England.

She quickly became one of the fastest wheelchair racers in her classification group T34 and successfully started at competitons. Her first major international event was the World Para Athletics Championship in Doha in 2015, where she won two bronze medals over 400 metres and 800 metres.

"The Paralympic Games really changed my perspective on disability and elite sport. It made me realise that sport is for all and if you work hard and believe in your abilities, anything is possible."

Kare Adenegan, wheelchair racer and Ottobock ambassador

Ottobock ambassador Kare Adenegan waiting at the starting line (© Getty Images for Ottobock)

Young talent with focus on sport and university graduation

In 2016, at the age of 15, she qualified for the Summer Paralympics in Rio and won a silver medal and two bronze medals. And two years later she set a new world record in the T34 100 metres at the Müller Anniversary Games in London.

At her second Paralympic Games she won the silver medal in the 100 metres and 800 metres.

Asides from sports, her goal is to finish her bachelor degree in history in the near future.

Key facts

  • Nation: Great Britain
  • Year of birth: 2000
  • Sport: Para Athletics – Wheelchair racing
  • Classification: T34
  • Coach: Job King
  • Club: Coventry/ Coventry Godiva

Victories and achievements

  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020:
    • Silver medal on 100 m and 800 m
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016:
    • Silver medal on 100 m
    • Bronze medal on 400 m and 800 m
  • World Para Athletics Championship Dubai 2019:
    • Silver medal on 100 m and 200 m
    • Silver medal on 200 m
  • European Para Athletics Championship Berlin 2018:
    • Gold medal on 100 m
    • Silver medal on 800 m

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