Sarah Storey becomes Britain's joint most successful Paralympian by securing time trial gold

Storey joins Mike Kenny on 16 golds following a triumphant ride in the women's C5 time trial at Tokyo 2020, and has the chance to sit at the top unchallenged with a gold in the women's road race on Thursday (2 September). 

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Sarah Storey made more history by securing gold in the women's C5 time trial at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on Tuesday (31st August 2021).

Her second title of the Games takes her overall gold tally to 16 - the joint most for a British Paralympian, alongside swimmer Mike Kenny.

The 43-year-old Storey finished 92 seconds ahead of GB teammate Crystal Lane-Wright who won silver, and Germany's Kerstin Brachendorf who took bronze.

Storey's Paralympic medal haul currently sits at 27 - from events across swimming and cycling - nine more than Kenny.

Already Great Britain's most decorated Paralympian, she has the chance to upgrade her title to most successful if she scores gold in the road race final on Thursday (2 September).

Topping the podium would see her gold tally rise to an uncontested 17.

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Elsewhere in Para cycling, it was glory for the United States as Oksana Masters reigned supreme in the women's H4-5 time trial.

Finishing in a time of 45:40.05, Masters was ahead of her nearest competitors by two minutes when she crossed the finish line.

PR China's SUN Bianbian took silver, while the Netherlands' Jennette Jansen took collected bronze.

It is the fourth Paralympic sport that Masters has collected a medal in.

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