Paralympics day nine: Dame Sarah Storey becomes GB’s most successful Paralympian
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Dame Sarah Storey, 43, won her 17th Paralympic gold at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games becoming Great Britain’s most successful Paralympian of all time. After a very successful career, the athlete has a multimillionaire fortune.
According to Buzzlearn Sarah Storey’s fortune is estimated to be between £722,000 and £3million.
But how did she make so much money?
It is believed Sarah made most of her earnings from her primary career as a Paralympian.
She is a Paralympic cyclist and former swimmer, who has won multiple gold medals in both sports.
The athlete has achieved a total of 28 Paralympic medals, 17 of which are gold medals.
That makes her the most successful British Paralympian of all time.
Storey’s debut was in Barcelona in 1992 as a 14-year-old swimmer, where she won two gold medals.
She has now accumulated 28 Paralympic medals in total and has only won gold since making her cycling debut at Beijing 2008.
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Sarah was born in Manchester without a functioning left hand.
She revealed once that when she was a little girl, she had a hard time in school as she was bullied by other students.
The athlete also faced eating disorder issues when she was a teenager.
However, when she was 10 her life changed completely after she joined her first swimming club.
In 2007, she married tandem pilot Barney Storey, with whom she had a daughter and a son.
Currently, Sarah lives in Cheshire with her family.
The mother-of-two just won her 17th Paralympic gold during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games.
“I’m a bit overwhelmed, I feel like it’s happening to someone else,” she told Channel 4.
“I can’t really explain or compute anything about the race, but crossing the line first felt so good.
“I don’t know if it’s sunk in. It’s something everyone has been talking about since Rio when it became a mathematical possibility with me doing three more events in Tokyo,” she told BBC Radio 5 about her latest victory.
“It’s one of those situations where I don’t know whether it will sink in when I get home, or whether it will be in a few months or even never at all.
“I just feel immensely proud and also immensely grateful to have so much support and to have such a great team around me and also a great team back at home. They’re the ones who are able to make this possible, by putting me on the start line in a position to go for it, so I’m a little bit lost for words in many ways.”
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