Second gold for Storey
Ninth gold medal of her distinguished career
Last Updated: September 1, 2012 5:03pm
Sarah Storey: road race and road time-trial are next targets
Great Britain's Sarah Storey claimed her second Paralympic gold medal of London 2012 at the velodrome.
The 34-year-old from Manchester, who successfully defended her C5 three-kilometres individual pursuit title on Thursday's opening day, claimed the ninth gold medal of her distinguished career.
The swimmer-turned-cyclist clocked 36.997 seconds to triumph in the women's C4/5 500metres time-trial, arguably the weakest of her four events, in front of an ecstatic partisan crowd.
C5 rider Jennifer Schuble of the United States clocked 37.941secs to place second, with China's Ruan Jianping third in a C4 world record of 38.425, factored to 38.194.
Storey is now set to turn her attention to the road race and road time-trial at Brands Hatch next week, where double gold would see her equal Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson's British female record of 11 Paralympic gold medals.
It was the second gold of the day for the Storeys, after her husband Barney piloted Neil Fachie to win gold in the men's blind and visually impaired tandem one-kilometre time-trial.
Storey said: I just loved it. I've just gone 36.9. Oh my goodness.
"[The factoring] just creates a little bit more unknown. You can only perform your way anyway, whether it's factored or not.
"It's still a race, you've just go to get out there, anything can happen. You've just got to get the job done as fast as possible, regardless of the factor."
On the support in the velodrome, she added: "It's just incredible. If you move everyone cheers, if you wave they all shout 'hello'.
"It's amazing. You feel like your own family has grown by 6.000 people. It's just the most incredible venue. I feel proud and privileged to have had the chance to win in front of them."
Jon-Allan Butterworth won silver in the men's C5 four-kilometres individual pursuit.
Butterworth clocked four minutes 39.586 seconds, but Australia's Michael Gallagher held off the charge to win in 4 mins 35.297secs.
Butterworth, who lost his left arm while serving in Iraq with the RAF in 2007, had to settle for a second silver of his debut Games.He said: "I went out fast for the first two or three kilometres to try and match his pace. But he's been racing a long time and he's a great rider and I haven't been doing it that long.
"I just wanted to give him a race. I've got the team sprint tomorrow. I hope I can medal in that as well. It's not a bad [Games] debut."
Britain's Jody Cundy bounced back from disappointment in his favoured event on Friday to claim bronze in the men's C4 4km individual pursuit.
Cundy clocked 1:05.317 after 1km - a time good enough to win one-kilometre time-trial gold on day two, when officials ruled he could not restart - before catching Colombia's Diego Duenas little more than a lap later.