Sarah Storey26 October 1977 Great Britain
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Rio 2016 Paralympics - Gold: Individual time trial C5 and road race C4-5; Individual pursuit C5
- 2015 Track World Championships - Gold: 3km pursuit and 500m time trial
- 2015 Road World Championships - Gold: time trial and road race
- London 2012 Paralympics - Gold: Individual time trial C5 and road race C4-5; Individual pursuit 3000m C5; time trial C4-5
- 2012 Track World Championships - Gold: Individual pursuit C5, individual time trial C5
After winning three gold medals at Rio 2016, Storey cemented her position as Great Britain´s most decorated female Paralympian.
Since making her debut as a swimmer aged 14 at Barcelona 1992, Storey has won 25 medals, including 14 golds, eight silvers and three bronze, at seven Paralympics Games.
At Rio 2016 her first gold - the one that made history - came in the velodrome. In the final of the 3km pursuit she beat teammate Crystal Lane to top the podium.
Prior to Rio, in March 2016 she won her 18th world title with victory in the individual pursuit at the Track World Championships in Italy.
At London 2012, she was in outstanding form winning two track and two road Paralympic golds. For her achievements at London 2012 she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours.
In Beijing in 2008, so impressive was her time in the individual pursuit final that it would have secured her a top-eight finish in the Olympic finals.
Storey originally started as a swimmer and only took up cycling after suffering from a serious ear infection in 2005 that kept her out of the pool for several months.
Despite her teenage years, she won five medals, including two golds, in the pool at her first Paralympics in 1992. She then won another five at Atlanta 1996 – three of which were gold. Her success in the pool continued with two silvers at Sydney 2000 and two silvers and a bronze at Athens 2004.
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