Dame Sarah Storey Becomes The Most Decorated Female Paralympian

​She won her 12th gold medal yesterday.


Sarah Storey became the most decorated female Paralympian with her gold medal win on the opening day of the Paralympic action yesterday in Rio.

She won gold in the C5 3,000m individual pursuit, beating fellow Brit Crystal Lane to win her 12th gold medal. This now sees her surpass Baroness Tani Grey-Thompson's record of 11 gold medals, with Storey being hailed as 'The Queen of Speed.'


It is certainly an impressive achievement that completes an equally impressive career so far for the athlete.

Storey was only 14-years-old when she took part in her first Olympics in 1992. She competed as a swimmer until 2005 when she switched discipline to cycling, having suffered from an ear infection.

She will add her latest medal to her collection of, wait for it, a staggering 23 Paralympic medals that she has won during her career.


When asked how she felt about breaking Tanni Grey-Thompson's record, Storey commented that 'she is still a hero for me.'


Storey also stated that it was 'the icing on the cake' to have been able to come back to the top of the game after having her daughter Louisa only three years ago. 'We will have a mild 'hurrah' and get back to business and training tomorrow.'

Now the excitement mounts as we wait to see if Storey will match her performance of four gold medals at London 2012, with three more events left in Rio. 

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