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Rio Paralympics 2016: Dame Sarah Storey wins 12th Paralympic gold medal

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Dame Sarah Storey has become Great Britain's most successful female Paralympian by winning her 12th gold medal on the opening day in Rio.

The 38-year-old Para-cyclist caught fellow Paralympics GB athlete Crystal Lane, who took silver, after only 1,375m of the C5 3,000m individual pursuit final.

Steven Bate - with pilot Adam Duggleby - and Megan Gigliawon cycling golds, while swimmers Ollie Hynd and Bethany Firth also took golds.

GB have won five golds and 11 medals so far in Rio.