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Storey Rules the Day

Sarah Storey today proved herself quite literally the golden girl of the Paralympics winning top spot in the Women’s C 4-5 Road Race and making it a clean sweep of four golds for four and equalling Tanni Grey-Thompsonís total of 11 Paralympic golds. In an utterly mesmerising performance at Brands Hatch, Storey won in a time of 1:40.36 with a huge margin over her nearest rivals, Poland’s Anna Harkowska who took silver and America’s Kelly Crowley with the bronze.

 

In less-good news: another miserable day for GB’s Jon-Allan Butterworth, after finishing 13th of 14 athletes in the C5 Time Trial yesterday he was a DNF in the C 4-5 Road Race, an event won by the Ukrain’s Yegor Dementyev, with China’s Xinyang Liu taking silver and Italy’s Michele Pittacolo bronze. Butterworth – who took triple silver at last week’s velodrome events – dropped in the Road Race on the fourth lap due, mostly, to fatigue with this being effectively his seventh race within a week.

 

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