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Storey wins 11th Paralympic gold
4:46pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in London Olympics 2012 - Latest News
Swimmer-turned-cyclist Sarah Storey today won her 11th Paralympic title with an imperious 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 yesterday, 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.
Mike Kenny won 16 gold medals as a swimmer from 1976 to 1988, with some of his successes coming in a 25-metre pool.