Incredible Manchester and Great Britain heroine Sarah Storey storms to third London 2012 gold in time trial

By Dean Wilkins

Great Britain and Manchester Paralympic heroine Sarah Storey won her third gold medal at the London 2012 Games with a superb performance in the women’s C5 time-trial at Brands Hatch.

The 34-year-old was dominant from the off, storming to the lead in the 16km race to finish in 22minutes 40seconds and now has ten gold medals – just one off Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s record haul of 11.

And having won her third out of a possible four gold medals, the former Olympic swimming champion could not hide her elation.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s just amazing to get around the circuit so quick.

“The first thing I’m going to do is see where I would have placed in the men’s race.”

Storey first appeared at the Paralympics in 1992 Barcelona in the pool – where she won five titles before suffering from a series of ear infections and was forced to turn her attention to cycling.

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