Storey wins record gold

Paracyclist grabs her fourth gold of the London 2012 Games

Last Updated: 06/09/12 5:11pm

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Sarah Storey: Has taken her Paralympic gold medal total to 11

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.

Medal total

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.

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