Dame Sarah Storey DBE

Rio will be the seventh Paralympic Games of Dame Sarah Storey’s glittering career and she goes into the Games currently tied on 11 gold medals alongside Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson and Dave Roberts.

Sarah began her Paralympic career as a swimmer, competing in four games: Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, picking up a combined total of five gold, eight silver and three bronze medals.

Following Athens Sarah decided to make the switch to para-cycling and has enjoyed incredible success as she has not only dominated para-cycling events but has also enjoyed significant success in non-disabled events.

After picking up two silver medals at her first road world championships in 2006, Sarah never looked back and won two gold medals at Beijing 2008, winning the C5 individual pursuit on the track and the C5 time-trial on the road.

Between Beijing and London Sarah truly established herself as the best para-cyclist in the world winning an astonishing 12 world titles across the road and the track.

At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Sarah excelled in both track and road events, winning four gold medals.

She won ParalympicsGB's first gold medal at London 2012 with victory in the C5 individual pursuit, after setting the 72nd world record of her career in qualifying.

In the C4-5 500m time-trial she topped the podium again, beating American Jennifer Schuble by more than a second. On the same day of competition, her husband Barney, a tandem pilot, took gold in the tandem B 1km time-trial with Neil Fachie.

On the first day of road events at Brands Hatch, Sarah won gold in the C5 individual time-trial, beating her nearest rival by 94 seconds.

In her last event, the C4-5 road race, Sarah caught the competitors in the men's C1-3 event, completing the course at an average speed of 38kph.

After London, Sarah missed the 2013 season and gave birth to her first daughter, Louisa. She returned to international competition in 2014 and since then has added another nine rainbow jerseys to her collection.

Major results

2012 London Paralympic Games
C5 individual pursuit
Gold
2012 London Paralympic Games
C4-5 500m time-trial
Gold
2012 London Paralympic Games
C4-5 road race
Gold
2012 London Paralympic Games
C5 individual time-trial (road)
Gold
2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
LC1-2/CP4 individual pursuit
Gold
2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
LC1/LC2/CP4 time-trial
Gold
2004 Athens Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 100m freestyle S10
Bronze
2004 Athens Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 100m breaststroke SB9
Silver
2004 Athens Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 200m individual medley SM10
Silver
2000 Sydney Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 100m backstroke S10
Silver
2000 Sydney Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 4x100m medley relay SM10
Silver
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 200m individual medley SM10
Gold
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 100m breaststroke SB10
Gold
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 100m backstroke S10
Gold
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 400m freestyle S10
Silver
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 100m freestyle S10
Bronze
1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 100m backstroke S10
Gold
1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 200m individual medley SM10
Gold
1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 400m freestyle S10
Silver
1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 4x100m freestyle relay S7-10
Silver
1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 100m freestyle S10
Bronze
1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games
(Swimming) 4x100m medley relay S7-10
Silver

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