former leeds student Dame Sarah Storey will travel to Rio de Janerio as an 11-time Paralympic champion, with gold medals in the pool and on the bike.
Dame Sarah – who went to Leeds Beckett University – studied at will defend individual pursuit title on September 8 and she will be Britain’s most successful female Paralympian, with more gold medals than wheelchair racer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
The Paralympics, which follow the Olympic Games, has been in chaos with money in short supply, only 12 per cent of tickets sold three weeks out from the Games.
International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven admitted it was the worst build-up to a modern Paralympics. This is the 15th edition, and it will take place despite – and probably amid – the chaos. The games will run from September 10-17.