An inspiring story sent to us about para-olympic athletie Sarah Storey….
Female Sarah Storey was crowned National Circuit Champion, alongside Matt Clinton, after winning the 20-mile contest held at Cranfield in Bedfordshire on Sunday. Storey beat her Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International team-mate Claire Rose to the women’s title, storming round the course in a time of 46.47. Sarah is available for bookings through celebrity talent agency MN2S.
When interviewed about her win, Storey said: “I did a solid ride today, there were quite a few ups and downs on the course but nothing that I couldn’t cope with using the big ring and tri bars. I’ve got a closed circuit championship to come and I’m also riding in the event at the London Six-Day.”
Other than her recent victory at the National Circuit Championships, Storey has recently been in the media speaking about her expectations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The 11-time Paralympic champion was speaking to Sky Sports News HQ .
As the Brazil Olympics quickly approach, Dame Sarah is determined to impress on Rio turf, stating: “Look at what happened to China after Beijing in 2008 and the legacy that the Paralympics left, there were new laws brought in to make sure disabled people had better rights and millions of buildings were changed so they were more accessible. And look at the 2012 Games. Perceptions changed in the UK after London towards people with impairment and disability. It shows these Games have a huge power around it. In South America that will hopefully happen again with Rio and perhaps even on a greater scale because the Paralympics is so well known now.”
The Paralympics run from 7th – 18th September next year and will involve 4,350 athletes from 178 countries, competing in 22 sports.
The GB team secured 120 medals, including 34 golds, during the London 2012 games and finished third behind China and Russia on the medal table. Storey is hoping the team will beat their records in Rio 2016.
She added: “The British team won 120 medals at London and that was a huge target. We were down on the golds won from Beijing but winning medals is what the funding is all about. It will be a tough task to better that but every single sport is working hard to see that achieved. We have new sports like para-canoeing and para-triathlon. They have some incredible athletes in their squads and will help to bolster our medal target. Everybody is working hard and the qualification period is not finished just yet and we’ll see what the selectors decide next summer.”
Dame Sarah Joanne Storey is a British road and track racing cyclist (and former swimmer). She is a multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both sports, and three times British (able bodied) national track champion. Storey Equals Tanni Grey-Thompson and Dave Roberts with her total of 11 Gold medals which means she is rightly considered among the most successful British Paralympians.
Storey started her Paralympic career as a swimmer, winning two golds, three silvers and a bronze in Barcelona in 1992. She continued swimming in the next three Paralympic Games before moving to cycling in 2005. Her list of major achievements include being a 21-time World champion (6 in swimming and 15 in cycling), a 21-time European champion (18 in swimming and 3 in cycling) and holding 72 world records.
Dame Sarah Storey is a beloved national treasure, representing Britain in numerous tournaments and has been victorious at every level. She is an advocate for motivational speaking and can be booked for many events. If you would like to book Sarah for your entertainment event contact an MN2S talent agent.