Sarah Storey wins Paralympic road race to take 17th gold medal

OYAMA JAPAN AUGUST 31 Gold medalist Sarah Storey of Team Great Britain poses on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Cycling Road Womens C5 Time Trial on day 7 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Fuji International Speedway on August 31 2021 in Oyama Japan Photo by Toru HanaiGetty Images
Sarah Storey (Great Britain) with her time trial gold from the Paralympic Games, which she later added to in the road race (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Sarah Storey has become the most successful British Paralympian of all time, sweeping up her 17th gold medal in the rain soaked C4-5 road race at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Thursday.

Storey, who won her first gold medal 29 years ago, delivered a third gold medal this Paralympics by surging to the line ahead of compatriot Crystal Lane-Wright. That lifted her medal tally to 17 and so ahead of swimmer Mike Kenny. 

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