14-time para champ Sarah Storey combines motherhood with a very successful cycling career
Dame Sarah Storey's sports career would leave anyone breathless with awe. Storey, who was born without a functioning left hand, is the most successful female British Paralympian of all time.
Storey is a multiple Paralympic and world champion in swimming, in track and road cycling, and also holds gold medals for British women’s able-bodied cycling events.
She also runs Storey Racing, a women’s cycling team. Not just that she has two kids, one of whom is an infant.
Storey made headlines when she decided not to compete in the Para-cycling Track Cycling World Championships in Rio. This was because she could not take the recommended vaccination against yellow fever as she was breastfeeding and her baby was too young.
The Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 will be 40-year-old Storey’s eighth Games. Her first was in Barcelona where she competed as a swimmer. She later switched to cycling ahead of Beijing 2008.
In Tokyo, she wants to compete in the 3,000m individual pursuit on the track, the road time trial and the road race.
Like many working moms, Storey is always making sure she meets the needs of motherhood and sports.