Dame Sarah Storey OBE

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Dame Sarah Storey OBE

Revised: April 2016

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.

The world championships success continued on the road, Storey claiming emphatic road race and time trial wins at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland.


In 2016 Sarah added another three world championship medals to her astonishing collection, winning gold in the individual pursuit and silver in the 500m time trial and scratch race.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2016

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)
Gold, individual pursuit
Silver, 500m time trial
Silver, Scratch

 

2015

UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Nottwil (Switzerland)
Gold, time trial
Gold, road race

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)
Gold, 500-metre 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, 500-metre time trial

2012

Paralympic Games, London
Gold, 500-metre time trial
Gold, individual pursuit
Gold, road race
Gold, time trial

UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles (USA)
Gold, 500-metre time trial
Gold, individual pursuit
Silver, team sprint

2011

UCI Track Cycling 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, 500-metre time trial

UCI Track Cycling 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, 500-metre 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, 500-metre 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, 500-metre time trial
Gold, road race
Silver, time trial

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