Continued success for Leeds Met students and graduates at the Paralympics
Leeds Met graduate, Sarah Storey OBE, added an incredible fourth London Paralympics gold medal with victory in the C4-5 road race, equalling the tally of wheelchair racer Baroness Grey-Thompson.
Sarah, who studied for a Sport and Exercise Science degree at our University, has won a staggering22 Paralympic medals across six Paralympic Games. She has previously represented the non-disabled national team at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, coming sixth in the women's individual pursuit.
Current MA Sport Business student David Stone MBE is also celebrating having won bronze in the mixed T 1-2 Road Cycling Time Trial at Brands Hatch. David will be returning to the University this month to complete his studies.
Following the success of both Sarah and David, Leeds Met sit top of the Further & Higher Education Medal Table with 4 Golds and 1 Bronze.
Before becoming a cyclist, Sarah excelled in swimming, competing for the GB Paraswim team from 1992 until 2005. After being fast-tracked into the British team at age 14, she brought home two gold, three silver and one bronze medal on her Paralympic debut. She took up cycling in 2005 and had broken the world record for the Paracycling 3,000m individual pursuit by the end of that year.
At the 2008 Paralympic Games, Sarah took gold in both the women's individual pursuit and the mixed individual time trials and was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours. During her career, Sarah has broken 70 world records.
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