Dame Sarah Storey OBE

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Dame Sarah Storey OBE

Revised: August 2015

Disciplines
500m Time Trial, 3k Individual Pursuit, Team Sprint, Road Race and Road Time Trial
DOB
26/10/1977
From
Manchester
Based
Manchester
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Disability: Part formed left hand

Classification: C5

Sarah took up cycling professionally in 2005, having already enjoyed a successful Paralympic career as a swimmer until an ear infection interfered with her training.

At the 2008 Paralympic Games, her fifth, Sarah won gold in the women's individual pursuit – in a time that would have been in the top eight at the Olympic finals – and the road time trial.

In 2010, Sarah was selected to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi competing against able-bodied athletes, and she has since won medals at World Cup level with the able-bodied squad.

At the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, Sarah Storey won no less than four gold medals (500m TT, pursuit, road race, time trial), matching Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson's record of 11 Paralympic golds.

Sarah was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1998 New Year Honours and promoted to Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 New Year Honours for her services to disability sport. In the 2013 New Years Honours she was made a Dame in recognition for her services to para-cycling.

In 2013, Sarah became a mum to baby Louisa, but was soon back to her winning ways on the world stage. The 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico saw Sarah open up Great Britain's medal count with a bronze medal in the 500m TT. This was quickly followed by a gold medal and a new world record in the 3km individual pursuit and a victory in the scratch race which saw her lap the field twice. The 2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Greenville, South Carolina was another successful event for Dame Sarah, who won the gold medal in both the time trial and the road race events. 

February 2015 saw Dame Sarah Storey fall slightly short of breaking the hour record, but in completing 45.502km she did set the new British and Paralympic C5 distance. Sarah then turned her focus to the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships where she won gold in the 500km TT and the 3km Individual Pursuit.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2015

UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Nottwil (Switzerland)

Gold - Time trial

Gold - Road race

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)

Gold - 500m time trial

Gold - Individual pursuit


2014

UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Greenville (USA)

Gold - Time trial

Gold - Road race

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Aguascalientes (Mexico)

Gold - Individual pursuit

Gold - Scratch race

Bronze - 500m time trial

 

2012

Paralympic Games, London

Gold - 500m time trial

Gold - Individual pursuit

Gold - Road race

Gold - Time trial

UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles (USA)

Gold – 500m time trial

Gold – Individual pursuit

Silver – Team sprint

2011

UCI Track World Cup, Cali (Colombia)

Gold – Team pursuit (able-bodied)

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Roskilde (Denmark)

Gold – Time trial

Gold – Road race

UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)

Gold – Individual pursuit

Gold – 500m time trial

UCI Track World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold – Team pursuit (able-bodied)

2010

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Canada

Gold - Road race

Gold - Time trial

2009

UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, Manchester (UK)

Gold - Individual pursuit

Gold - 500m time trial

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Bogogno (Italy)

Gold - Road race

Gold - Time trial

2008

Paralympic Games, Beijing (China)

Gold - Individual pursuit

Gold - Time trial

2007

UCI Para-Cycling World Championships, Bordeaux (France)

Gold - Individual pursuit

Bronze - 500m time trial

2006

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Aigle (Switzerland)

Silver - Road race

Silver -  Time trial

2005

Para-Cycling European Championships, Alkmaar (Denmark)

Gold - Individual pursuit

Gold - 500m time trial

Gold - Road race

Silver – Time trial

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Team Jersey 15/16

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