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DAME SARAH STOREY DBE

BRITISH PARALYIMPIC CYCLIST

Storey is the country’s most decorated female Paralympian with 14 gold, eight silver and three bronze medals won in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Storey originally started as a swimmer and only took up cycling after a serious ear infection in 2005 kept her out of the pool for several months. She made her Paralympic debut aged 14, where she won five medals including two golds. Her success in the pool continued with another five at Atlanta 1996 – three of which were gold, two silvers at Sydney 2000 and two silvers and a bronze at Athens 2004.

In Beijing in 2008, so impressive was her time in the cycling individual pursuit final that it would have secured her a top-eight finish in the Olympic final. At London 2012, she was in outstanding form winning two track and two road Paralympic golds.