Dame Sarah Storey DBE
“Sporting Heritage is important because of the inspiration we all get in remembering the past performances of our heroes. I’m an ambassador because I want to remember the journey our sports have been on, celebrate our success and build on the legacy created personally and by our wider sporting population.”
17 Gold, 8 Silver and 3 Bronze medals across an impressive 8 Paralympic Games; Sarah is Great Britain’s most successful Paralympian in history!
Dame Sarah Storey is also one of the World’s most versatile athlete’s having won World and Paralympic Gold medals for her country across two sports (swimming and cycling) over 12 very different events (6 in the pool and 6 on a bike).
Having broken 77 world records in an international career that has spanned 29 years [and counting!], Sarah Storey (nee Bailey) has a unique and inspiring story, not least because she has also won some of her gold as an able-bodied athlete. Sarah became the first woman in 13 years to attempt the Women’s Hour Record, when in February 2015, she fell just 500m short recording 45.502km. And most recently, in Tokyo Sarah won her 17th Gold medal in the women’s C4-5 road race to become Great Britain’s most successful Paralympian of all time!
Sarah devotes a huge amount of time to developing other athletes, supporting charitable causes and is in high demand as a motivational speaker.