Dame Sarah Storey DBE

All gold and smiles

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Age:
35
Occupation:
Athlete

Not only a mother but also an ambassador for disabled sport, Sarah is the most decorated female paralympian that Britain has ever had! Dame Sarah Storey was born in 1977 and started her sporting career at the age of 14 as a swimmer, before moving on to cycling and running.

You don't go out with Sarah if you want to do an easy ride!
- Joanna Rowsell

She was the first disabled cyclist to compete for England at the Commonwealth Games, against non-disabled cyclists. Sarah has an astonishing 140 national titles and has competed against able bodied athletes to win the 3km Track Pursuit. Now with an impressive 11 gold medals, Sarah has been a radiating inspiration to many.

Now fully ensconced in motherhood, Sarah can look back at her 72 world records, participation in six Paralympics and her numerous titles and be proud that she didn't allow disability to stand in the way of her success.

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