Thursday 6 September 2012

One Day One Photo - 5

Wednesday 5th September

Today's heroine is Sarah Storey OBE. She took gold at the paralympics in the road cycling time trial at Brands Hatch. This is her 3rd gold of the London 2012 Paralympics, after having won two others at the velodrome. Storey is set to compete in the road race, and would equal Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson's record 11-medal tally if she wins.*

I have to say I have been really inspired by the achievements of the paralympic athletes, and am especially impressed by Sarah Storey. At other times of the year she competes on the women's road racing circuit, with racers who do not have disabilities - and she gives us a run for our money!

She certainly would wipe the floor with me, and when she races against Olympians like Laura Trott or Lizzie Armistead it is not a given that they will be beat her. In fact Mrs Storey has won a number of the National Road Series races, and is currently ranked no.1 in the British Cycling women's rankings.

Naturally, it is no surprise that people had called for her to be part of the women's Olympic squad, since her results showed that she could well have come up with the goods.

So, when I look at what Sarah has attained I know that this is no mean feat. It is definitely something to be proud of, and something that can, as the headline says, Inspire a Generation.     *She did win the road race.

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