Sarah Storey
British swimmer, track and road cyclist
Sarah Storey
Sarah Joanne Storey, OBE is a British track and road cyclist and former swimmer, multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both sports, and twice British (able bodied) national track champion. Storey was born without a functioning left hand after her arm became entangled in the umbilical cord in the womb.
Biography
Sarah Storey's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Sarah Storey
News
News abour Sarah Storey from around the web
Star line-up for first ever Women’s Tour de Yorkshire
Hebden Bridge Times - almost 2 years
Yorkshire will welcome a stellar cast of racing talent as the first ever Women’s Tour de Yorkshire sees over 100 of the UK’s most exciting riders take part. Olympian and Paralympian riders include Dame Sarah Storey and Joanna Rowsell, and Commonwealth Games heroine Katie Archibald, who are all part of the Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International team. Matrix Fitness have also entered a strong team with Yorkshire-born riders Jessie Walker and Penny Rowson. Other riders include Grace Garner and Nicola Juniper in the Giordana Triton Team, and Amy Roberts and 2014 National Circuit Race Champion Eileen Roe will be in the Wiggle Honda Team. In a rare opportunity to race on closed and marshalled roads with National Escort Group assistance, the race will take in four laps of a 20km circuit. The race is being organised by British Cycling and Welcome to Yorkshire and will be started by Bob Howden, President of British Cycling. Bob Howden said, “For the first edition of a race this ...
Article Link:
Hebden Bridge Times article
Currents: Walls: Wallpaper Inspired by Travel, From Sara Story
NYTimes - about 2 years
New wall coverings from Sara Story are inspired by Maui, Vienna, Bora Bora and Bandol, France.
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Just Keep Breathing: Coping With the Loss of a Young Adult Child to Cancer
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As an advocate for adolescent and young adult cancer awareness, I have a lot of friends and colleagues who post daily comments on Facebook about what it is like to live with cancer and how its short- and long-term effects impact their lives Rarely a day passes without someone sharing the loss of an AYA to cancer. And I wonder... how are the friends and parents coping? The other day, I read a post by a woman who was angry at the fact that people kept saying she had "lost" her husband. She said, "I didn't lose him. He died." It was my experience as well, when my daughter passed away from cancer, that we often use euphemisms to avoid the word "died." I empathize with this woman's lament. Yet, is it not better to say something than avoid the subject altogether? The death of a loved one can be as isolating for those left behind as the cancer journey itself... if we don't at least try to reach out. Even if we don't know what the "right" thing is to say or do. I am currently following ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Paralympic honours row: David Weir should have got a knighthood, says MP
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Former sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe says honours committee missed an opportunity to show consistency in sporting awards The former sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe has weighed into the controversy about perceived double-standards for Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the New Year honours list. Sutcliffe said the decision not to give more Paralympians top honours was a "big mistake" and a "missed opportunity" to be consistent with their Olympic counterparts. His comments came after the wheelchair athlete David Weir and para-equestrian Lee Pearson suggested Paralympians had to work harder to receive the highest honours. Paralympic cyclist and former swimmer Sarah Storey, who received the top award given to a disabled athlete this year by being made a dame, has eleven gold medals. Some have contrasted that to Kelly Holmes, the middle-distance runner who was given the same honour after winning two golds at the 2004 Olympic Games. Sutcliffe said the sport honours committee had made ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Bradley Wiggins the favourite in BBC award shortlist of stellar quality
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
The Beeb's flagship sporting award show can present itself to the world as a celebration of genuinely grand-scale achievement • The Guardian's SPOTY gallery It's that time of year again. Stand by your phone, steel yourself for an unprecedented crop of tear-jerking victory montages, and be prepared for the annual surprise of Gary Lineker's latest gloriously spiffy skin-tight shirt. The shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2012 has been announced, an occasion of heightened interest at the end of a year in which British sport has perhaps never shone so brightly. So often disparaged for its air of cosy provincialism – what we might call The Nigel Mansell Years – this time around the BBC's flagship sporting award show can present itself to the world as a celebration of genuinely grand-scale achievement. Most notably the summer triumphs of the Olympic and Paralympic Games are reflected in the 12-person shortlist for the main award. Of the 12 names only one is not a L ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Katie Simmonds: Women in Sport: An Even Playing Field?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Never before have British sportswomen been so recognisable than in 2012, the mother of all sporting years. But has this Olympic Games finally put women's place in sport into the spotlight? MPs were recently warned that the Olympic Games legacy is in danger of failing women. Only 5% of sports media coverage is dedicated to women's sport, which receives just 0.5% of all commercial sponsorship, according to the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation. Many people dream of playing sports professionally yet few to achieve this goal and even fewer are female. In the UK nine out of 10 girls aged 14 fail to meet official guidelines for physical activity and four out of five women are not taking enough exercise. Boys show poor numbers too, but twice as many take part in physical activity than girls. Positive strides are being made in women's football and cycling. Rochelle Gilmore recently launched the DTPC Honda Team, signing Olympic champions Dani King, Jo Rowsell and Laura T ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
London 2012 medallists welcomed by the Queen to Buckingham Palace
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Stars of the Olympics and Paralympics receive thanks for summer of sporting success Britain's Olympic and Paralympic medallists capped a summer of sporting success as guests at a Buckingham Palace reception on Tuesday night. About 225 athletes attended – and, for some, the event presented unexpected challenges. "I swear walking across that gravel should actually be an Olympic event," said swimming star Rebecca Adlington as she teetered across the palace quadrangle in Kurt Geiger high heels. "This is the last time when we all get together so it's quite sad. Boxer Nicola Adams, whose nifty footwork helped power her to a historic gold, had been in training for the reception hosted by the Queen: "It was excellent. I was excited and nervous all at the same time. But I got my curtsey right so that was OK. I'd been practising" On life after the Games, Adams said: "I've been here, there and everywhere. In a helicopter, in Rio with the prime minister and now I'm topping it all by meeting t ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Team GB athletes win Women of the Year award for showing girls there's 'more to aspire to than being size zero'
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Swimmer Rebecca Adlington, rower Katherine Grainger and cyclist Sarah Storey put on their glad rags to attend the awards ceremony at a hotel in London's exclusive Park Lane.
Article Link:
Daily Mail (UK) article
A golden tribute
Buxton Advertiser - over 4 years
SPORTING superstar Sarah Storey has paid a golden tribute to her supporters who have helped the Disley cyclist take her place in Paralympic history.
Article Link:
Buxton Advertiser article
Storey ‘honoured’ to carry British flag at Paralympics closing ceremony
Buxton Advertiser - over 4 years
CYCLIST Sarah Storey and wheelchair racer David Weir - who each won four gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympics - will carry the British flag together in this evening’s Closing Ceremony.
Article Link:
Buxton Advertiser article
Paralympics: 100m gold for Jonnie Peacock as GB passes medal target
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Single-leg amputee charges to victory in T43/44 100m final, one of three British gold medallists on the track David Bowie's ubiquitous soundtrack to the summer rang out again at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday night to acclaim a new sporting hero in 19-year-old Jonnie Peacock, who sprinted to victory in the blue riband Paralympic event. The single-leg amputee charged to victory in 10.90 in the T34/44 100m – the second fastest time in history behind his own world record – and left Oscar Pistorius trailing in fourth place. Peacock was one of a trio of British gold medallists on another memorable night for ParalympicsGB on which the team beat their pre-Games medal target with three days of competition to spare. Hannah Cockroft, the 20-year-old wheelchair racer from Halifax, did the sprint double with victory in the T34 200m final, and David Weir bagged his third gold of the Games in the men's 800m T54 final in a time of 1.37.63. Despite increased competition from the rest of the wor ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Channel 4: Storey Says Landmark Gold is a Piece of History
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Sarah Storey has reflected on her landmark 10th Paralympic gold medal as an incredible piece of history in her sporting career.(PRWEB) September 05, 2012 Sarah Storey has reflected on her landmark 10th Paralympic gold medal as an incredible piece of history in her sporting career.The 34-year-old won the C5 individual time trial at Brands Hatch to add a fifth cycling gold to the five titles she won in the swimming pool at the Barcelona and Atlanta Games.She is now just one race away from matching the 11 golds won by British Paralympic greats Tanni Grey-Thompson and David Roberts. ...
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Britain open gold account as records tumble at Paralympics
Arab Times - over 4 years
LONDON, Aug 30, (AFP): Cyclist Sarah Storey on Thursday stormed to her eighth Paralympic gold, taking the women’s C5 individual 3km pursuit after a lightning-quick qualifying time that would have won her a non-disabled title. The 34-year-old rider’s ...
Article Link:
Arab Times article
Sarah Storey's time was faster than the winner of the same race for non-disabled athletes at the Track Cycling World Cup
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Seven-time Paralympic champion Sarah Storey clocks a new world best 3min 32.170sec in the women's C5 3km individual pursuit at the Olympic Aquatic Centre. World records tumbled in the pool and on the cycling track on Thursday, as the first day of competition at the London Paralympics got under way and China won the Games' first gold medal. (AFP Photo/Glyn Kirk)
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Golden first day for ParalympicsGB
Belfast Telegraph - over 4 years
World-beaters Sarah Storey and Jonathan Fox have led the gold medal charge for ParalympicsGB on a dramatic first day of the Games.
Article Link:
Belfast Telegraph article
Paralympics 2012: Cyclist Sarah Storey hopes to add one more medal to her collection of SEVEN golds
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
It is the 34-year-old's sixth Paralympic Games but as she takes centre stage on home turf, it is set to be her best yet.
Article Link:
Daily Mail (UK) article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sarah Storey
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 34
    In January 2012, Storey appeared on Celebrity Mastermind with Sex & The City as her specialist subject.
    More Details Hide Details She finished in last place with a score of 16 points from two rounds.
    London's 2012 Paralympics Games saw Storey win Britain's first gold medal.
    More Details Hide Details A reporter for The Guardian stated "Cycling - first gold for Britain! GB's Sarah Storey just won gold in amazing style in the women's individual C5 pursuit race, catching up with Poland's Anna Harkowska before 1500m of the 3000m race." She went on to win three more gold medals, one in the Time Trial C4-5 500m, one in the Individual Road Time Trial C5 and finally one in the Individual Road Race C4-5
  • 2011
    Age 33
    Although she was in the winning team for the World Cup event in Cali, Colombia in December 2011, she was informed afterwards that she was being dropped from the team pursuit squad.
    More Details Hide Details
    In 2011, Storey competed for one of the three places in the GB squad for the women's team pursuit at the 2012 Olympic Games.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2010
    Age 32
    Storey qualified to join the England team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where she was "the first disabled cyclist to compete for England at the Commonwealth Games", against non-disabled cyclists.
    More Details Hide Details She was also the second Paralympic athlete overall competing for England at the Games, following archer Danielle Brown earlier in Delhi.
  • 2009
    Age 31
    Following the Beijing Games Storey was promoted to Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 New Year Honours.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2008
    Age 30
    Storey also competes against non-disabled athletes and won the 3 km national track pursuit championship in 2008, eight days after taking the Paralympic title, and defended her title in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details
    At the 2008 Paralympic Games, her fifth, Storey won the individual pursuit – in a time that would have been in the top eight at the Olympic final – and the road time trial.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 29
    In 2007 Storey married tandem pilot and coach Barney Storey Storey was a nominee for the 2008 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1998
    Age 20
    Storey was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1998 New Year Honours.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 14
    Storey (then known as Sarah Bailey) began her Paralympic career as a swimmer, winning two golds, three silvers and a bronze in Barcelona in 1992 at 14.
    More Details Hide Details She continued swimming in the next three Paralympic Games before switching to cycling in 2005.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born
    Born on October 26, 1977.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)