Tokyo Paralympics 2021 - Sarah Storey breaks own world record en route to 15th Paralympic gold and GB’s first at Games
Storey caught teammate Crystal Lane-Wright with ease in the final, a repeat matchup of Rio 2016, to move her one gold behind swimmer Mike Kenny's British record haul of 16. Storey had already beaten her own world record in qualifying, marking a strong day for Team GB in the velodrome - Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby picked up silver in the B 4000m pursuit shortly after.
Sarah Dame Storey of Team Great Britain reacts after winning the gold medal in the track cycling Women's C5 3000m Individual Pursuit Final on day 1 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Izu Velodrome on August 25, 2021 in Izu, Japan.
Sarah Storey beat her own world record on her way to winning a 15th Paralympic title in the C5 3000m individual pursuit - Team GB’s first gold in Tokyo.
Having already been Great Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian, the 29-time World Champion’s triumph puts her just one behind swimmer Mike Kenny’s 16 gold haul between Toronto 1976 and Seoul 1988.
In a repeat matchup of the final in Rio five years ago, the 43-year-old comfortably caught teammate Crystal Lane-Wright inside eight laps at 1,750m to take victory at the Izu Velodrome.