Anthony Kappes

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Anthony Kappes
Personal information
Full name Anthony Kappes
Born (1973-03-01) 1 March 1973 (age 41)
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Team information
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider
Infobox last updated on
8 September 2008

Anthony Edward Kappes MBE (born 1 March 1973) is an English road and track racing cyclist and Paralympian.

Biography[edit]

Born in Stockport, Cheshire,[1] Kappes is partially sighted and competes in the B&VI 1–3 class.[2]

He is the current World record holder for 200 metres, along with his pilot Barney Storey. Storey and Kappes became the first Paralympic team to hold the able-bodied British National Tandem Sprint Championships title in 2006.[3]

Kappes, began working with a new tandem pilot internationally in 2008, Jon Norfolk sacrificed his career as a member of Great Britain's able-bodied squad in order to work with Paralympians, and had to take a three year break from competition in order to qualify. Kappes and Norfolk beat Simon Jackson and Storey to win the sprint and kilo (Achieving Worlds Best - 1.02.06) events at the 2008 VISA Paralympic World Cup.[4]

Riding with Storey once more at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, Kappes won gold at the Kilo and the Sprint.[5]

Kappes was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[6]

Palmarès[edit]

2006
 Gold Sprint, World Disability Championships
 Gold Kilo, World Disability Championships
2007
 Gold Sprint, World Disability Championships
 Gold Kilo, World Disability Championships
2008
 Gold Kilo (B&VI 1–3), Paralympics, Beijing (with Barney Storey)
 Gold Sprint (B&VI 1–3), Paralympics, Beijing (with Barney Storey)
1st Sprint, VISA Paralympic World Cup (with Jon Norfolk)
2012
 Gold Cycling at the 2012 Summer Paralympics - Men's sprint (B), Paralympics, London (with Craig MacLean)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Biography - KAPPES Anthony". Beijing Paralympics official website. 
  2. ^ Larry Hickmott (2008-09-06). "Anthony Kappes First Games". British Cycling. Retrieved 2008-09-10. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Record duo sprint to tandem triumph". Bournemouth Echo. 7 July 2006. 
  4. ^ Elizabeth Hudson (2008-05-09). "GB cyclists continue medal haul". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  5. ^ "Men's 1km time trial (B&VI 1–3) Official Results" (PDF). Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games official website. 2008-09-08. Archived from the original on 11 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 18. 31 December 2008.

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