Mayor hails Sarah Storey’s historic golden performance

06 September 2012

The Mayor of London has congratulated ParalympicsGB athlete, Sarah Storey, after her stunning performance in the C5 women's road cycling time trial final.

Today she secured her fourth gold of these games and eleventh ever Paralympic gold medal at Brands Hatch, bringing her equal to Tanni Grey-Thompson and Dave Roberts as one of GB’s most successful Paralympians.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: ‘Bravo to Sarah Storey who now reigns supreme after a clean sweep of gold, proving that she is truly the queen of road and track. Sarah rewrote the history books today by becoming one of our most decorated GB Paralympians ever and I’ve no doubt that her skill and determination will inspire young athletes for years to come, just as Tanni Grey-Thompson and Dave Roberts did before her.

“The nation is brimming with pride as ParalympicsGB athletes continue to thrill by bringing home ever more sporting gongs and enthralling record audiences with a nail biting battle for greater glory in the medal table.”


Notes to editors

 1. All ParalympicsGB gold medals are being marked by a spectacular light show which will take place on Tower Bridge shortly after 10pm this evening, followed by a five minute wash of gold, illuminating the Towers, for each ParalympicsGB medal won today.

2. The Tower Bridge light show is part of Mayor of London Presents, the Mayor's programme of free cultural events and attractions being staged across the capital to celebrate London 2012. For more information go to