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Sarah Storey

Dame Sarah Storey is a British road and track racing cyclist and former swimmer. She is a multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both sports, and six times British (able-bodied) national track champion.

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Dame Sarah Storey is a British road and track racing cyclist and former swimmer. She is a multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both sports, and six times British (able-bodied) national track champion.
Her total of fourteen gold medals makes her the most successful female British Paralympian of all time.

Sarah’s major achievements also include being a 29-time World champion (6 in swimming and 23 in cycling), a 21-time European champion (18 in swimming and 3 in cycling).

She began her Paralympic career as a swimmer, winning two golds, three silvers and a bronze in Barcelona in 1992. She continued swimming in the next three Paralympic Games before switching to cycling in 2005, because of a persisting ear infection.

In 2010 she was the first disabled cyclist to compete for England at the Commonwealth Games against non-disabled cyclists.

Her and her husband launched Team Storey Sport in 2009 to allow them to share their expertise and inspiration with a wider audience and now work across a range of events delivering keynote speeches, workshops and coaching. In 2014, they founded the Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International women's amateur cycling team, supporting the charity Boot Out Breast Cancer. The team fielded squads in the 2014 and 2015 British road race seasons.

In 2017 she joined British Cycling as policy advocate for safer roads, saying: ‘I’ve got a little girl who’s going to be starting school, and another one on the way, and I’m trying to make sure we have the opportunity so when my kids are older that’s it’s not as much of a battle as it currently is.’

Following the 2012 London Games, DBE in the 2013 New Year Honours.

Sarah is now Great Britain’s longest-serving athlete.

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