Tokyo Paralympics six Brits to watch: Cycling star Sarah Storey out to become greatest of all-time

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Tokyo Paralympics six Brits to watch: Cycling star Sarah Storey out to become greatest of all-time

Ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics, we’ve picked out six British athletes from across six different sports who look set to shine for ParalympicsGB, starting with Dame Sarah Storey...

The tale of Britain’s greatest female Paralympian began in the swimming pool in Barcelona way back in 1992, where she won her first two gold medals at the Games, and Storey is still going strong at the age of 43.

The difference is that she now competes on two wheels, as she has done since 2005, having so far added nine cycling Paralympic titles to the five she won in the water.

At what will be her eighth Paralympics, the aim is clear: to surpass swimmer Mike Kenny’s record of 16 gold medals, the most of any British athlete in history.

To surpass Kenny outright, Storey will need to strike gold in all three of her events, starting with the C5 3,000m individual pursuit on the track, which could deliver Britain’s first gold of the Games, before trying to defend her time trial and road race titles next week.

Paralympic record

  • Gold: 14

  • Silver: 8

  • Bronze: 3

Tokyo 2020 events schedule

  • C5 individual pursuit (August 25)

  • C5 time trial (August 31)

  • C4-5 road race (September 2)

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