Anthony Kappes

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Anthony Kappes
Personal information
Full nameAnthony Kappes
Born (1973-03-01) 1 March 1973 (age 50)
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Team information
DisciplineTrack & Road
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Men's track cycling
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Kilo (B&VI 1–3)
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Sprint (B&VI 1–3)
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Sprint (B&VI 1–3)

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


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 for services to disabled sport.[6]


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  1. ^ "Athlete Biography - KAPPES Anthony". Beijing Paralympics official website. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008.
  2. ^ Larry Hickmott (6 September 2008). "Anthony Kappes First Games". British Cycling. Archived from the original on 11 November 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Record duo sprint to tandem triumph". Bournemouth Echo. 7 July 2006.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Elizabeth Hudson (9 May 2008). "GB cyclists continue medal haul". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  5. ^ "Men's 1km time trial (B&VI 1–3) Official Results" (PDF). Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games official website. 8 September 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 September 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  6. ^ "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 18.

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