Sarah Storey claims 17th gold medal with road race victory in Tokyo

She becomes Britain's most successful Paralympian of all-time

Sarah Storey
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Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey successfully defended her women's C4-5 road race title to win her 17th gold medal and become Britain's most successful Paralympian of all time.

Storey moves one clear of British swimmer Mike Kenny's previous record and has now won a total of 28 medals in eight Games, 10 more than the next athlete, also Kenny.

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