Paralympics Dame Sarah Storey Wins 12th Gold. She won the medal in the C5 3000m Individual pursuit.
The great win means Dame Sarah is now Britain’s most successful female Paralympian of all time. The fantastic success of her career happened on the opening day in Rio.
The 38-year-old Para-cyclist overtook fellow Briton Crystal Lane, who took silver, after only 1,375m of the C5 3,000m individual pursuit final.
Sarah was born without a functioning left hand after her arm became tangled in the umbilical chord at birth, causing it to not develop porperly in the womb.
Rio is her seventh Paralympic Games and third as a cyclist. She had originally started competing as a swimmer. It was in 1992 when Sarah entered her first Paralympics at Barcelona. She was 14 at the time and went on to win two golds, three silvers and a bronze.
Her winning streak continues in Atlanta, 1996, where she won won five medals. Then in Sydney 2000 she scooped two silvers and in Athens 2004 she won two silvers and a bronze.
Dame Sarah had to give up swimming when she developed a series of ear infections. It was then she decided to try cycling and found she could excel at the event. She won two cycling golds at Beijing and four at London 2012.
Catch the video where you will see the race and the gold medal presentation.
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