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Paralympian Kadeena Cox's stolen gold medals recovered

Kadeena Cox Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Kadeena Cox had a stroke aged 23 and was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Double Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox says two of her medals have been handed in to police after being stolen from her car earlier this month.

The 26-year-old from Leeds claimed gold in the T37 women's 100m, and T35-38 4x100m relay at the 2015 World Championships in Doha.

Cox appealed for help on Twitter after leaving the medals in her car in Bury, while filming in London on 8 June.

She tweeted that they had now been handed into the police.

Cox said: "Thank you so much to every single person that shared and retweeted my post... my medals got handed into the police this morning #happykad."

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Cox became the first British athlete since 1988 to win a medal in two sports at the same Games, in Rio last summer.

She is prioritising athletics over cycling this year, seeking to add to her medal haul at the World Para Athletics Championships in London next month.

Image copyright Kadeena Cox
Image caption The medals were taken from her car in Prestwich, Bury

Cox had a stroke aged 23 and was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

As well as the gold medals she took athletics silver in the 4x100m relay and bronze in the 100m, and was picked to be Britain's flag-bearer at the Rio closing ceremony.

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