Tokyo 2022 Paralympic: Storey Emerged Great Britain’s Most Successful Paralympian

Sarah Storey, 43, retained the women’s C4-5 road race medal she won since London 2012 Paralympic Games to put her in front of previous record holder Mike Kenny by one gold.

Another Britain’s road racer in the same event, Crystal Lane-Wright claimed the silver medal by finishing seven seconds behind the eventual winner of the C4-5 road race.

In the C1-3 men’s event, it was another 1st and 2nd place finish for Great Britain too, as Ben Watson won his second gold while Fin Graham took silver in an unspeakable conditions in Tokyo.

One of her admirers, Tanni Grey-Thompson posed that Storey has kept on being the best she can be. Sarah Storey, speaking to Channel 4 said “…I’m a bit overwhelmed, I feel like it’s happening to someone else.”

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Storey, immediately after the race became lost for words. Not being able to explain the whole scenario but the part she could feel more about is she could again retain the title after crossing the finishing line first.

The Great Britain’s most successful Paralympian C4-5 gold victory was her third in this year’s Paralympics. Been eighth Paralympic Games for her since she had her debut in Barcelona in 1992 Olympics at 14 years old, then a swimmer.

Storey finished first to take home the gold in the individual event on the track before claiming another gold in the time-trial to equal Kenny’s record.

Currently, Storey now has 28 Paralympic medals to her name in total. A number greater than any other Paralympian in Great Britain.

The Great Britain record holder in the Paralympic is a figure always tied to gold since making her debut in cycling in Paralympic at Beijing 2008 in China.


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