In the Spotlight: Sarah StoreySubscribe
Paddy Bedi 22 August 2012
As the countdown to the London 2012 Paralympics continues, UK Sport’s In the Spotlight will focus on a different Paralympian each week. This week, Para-Cyclist, Sarah Storey OBE.
|Name||Sarah Storey OBE|
|National governing body||British Cycling|
|National Lottery funded since||2011|
|Funding Award for Para-Cycling (2009-13)||£4,198,000|
2012 Gold, C5 500m Time Trial, UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships
2012 Gold, C5 3k Individual Pursuit, UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships
2012 Silver, Team Sprint, UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships
2011 Gold, Women’s Team Pursuit, UCI Track World Cup
2011 Gold, C5 Time Trial, UCI Para-Cycling World Championships
2011 Gold, C5 Road Race, UCI Para-Cycling World Championships
2008 Gold, LC1 – 2/CP4 Individual Pursuit, Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
2008 Gold, LC1/LC2/CP4 Time Trial, Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
2004 Bronze, 100m Freestyle (S10), Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
2004 Silver, 100m Breaststroke (SB9), Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
2004 Silver, 200m Individual Medley (SM10), Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
2000 Silver, 100m Backstroke (S10), Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
2000 Silver, 4x100m Medley Relay (SM10), Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
1996 Gold, 200m Individual Medley (SM10), Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games
1996 Gold, 100m Backstroke (S10), Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games
1996 Gold, 100m Breaststroke (SB10), Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games
1996 Silver, 400m Freestyle (S10), Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games
1996 Bronze, 100m Freestyle (S10), Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games
Sarah Storey is a two discipline world class athlete who has competed at national and international level in both Swimming and Cycling.
Sarah began her Paralympic career by competing for the Great Britain Paraswim team from 1992 to 2005, winning five gold’s, eight silvers and three bronze medals across four Paralympic Games.
Sarah then switched her professional sport to Cycling, following a series of ear infections that kept her from training in the water, and she continued to add to her already impressive haul with a further two Gold medals at Beijing 2008 for the GB Para-Cycling Team.
Sarah boasts 18 Paralympic medals, 20 World Championship titles, 21 European titles, 7 World Cup titles, more than 140 National titles and has broken more than 70 World Records as both an able-bodied athlete and Paralympian.
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