Storey wins record gold
Paracyclist grabs her fourth gold of the London 2012 Games
Last Updated: 06/09/12 5:11pm
Sarah Storey: Has taken her Paralympic gold medal total to 11
Swimmer-turned-cyclist Sarah Storey won her 11th Paralympic title on Thursday with an incredible victory in the women's C4-5 road race at Brands Hatch.
It was her fourth gold of the London 2012 Games.
Storey joined Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson as Britain's most successful female Paralympian with a dominant performance to triumph in the 64-kilometre race.
The 34-year-old from Manchester, who won her first title as a 14-year-old
swimmer in Barcelona in 1992 and her 10th in the time-trial on Wednesday, attacked from the start of the eight-lap event and finished in one hour 40 minutes, ahead of the men's C1-3 field which started in front of her.
In taking her Paralympic gold medal total to 11 - and 22 medals in all - Storey
equalled Grey-Thompson and swimmer David Roberts' haul.
She commented: "I just can't believe I pulled it off today. I'm so chuffed. It was amazing: the crowds around the course and coming into the finishing straight every lap, I wanted to say thank you but I had to keep my head down.
"I got tangled a bit with the guys. I was thinking 'please don't take me down' but goodness me, I can't get over it."
Mike Kenny won 16 gold medals as a swimmer from 1976 to 1988, with some of his successes coming in a 25-metre pool.