Paracyclist Motivational Speaker and Great Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian
Inspirational, truly magnificent, confident, assertive and challenging. She made a lasting impact!
Probably one of the most engaging speakers we have used. Inspirational.
I thought it was so powerful how Sarah lifted us up with her achievements of getting the Gold medals, then dropped us with the story of the university coach. I felt the room go “thud” with horror. Her message was so strong. She was so inspiring and the message wasn’t just about equality, she also motivated people to “take charge” and follow their dreams – I felt this could be applied to all sorts of things such as having a goal at work and using personal ambition to achieve it – not sitting back and waiting for others do it for you.
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Dame Sarah Storey is the UK’s most versatile and successful Paralympian of the modern era having claimed 3 Gold medals in the 2016 Games in Rio to take her tally to 14 Gold, 8 Silver and 3 Bronze medals across an unprecedented 7 Paralympic Games.
As Great Britain’s first competitor to win medals at 7 consecutive Games, in 2 sports and across 11 different events, Dame Sarah Storey is without doubt an athlete of extraordinary quality and versatility.
In addition to her Paralympic success, Dame Sarah Storey has won 29 World Championship gold medals, 23 of which have come in Cycling.
Spanning so many disciplines has seen Dame Sarah Storey take on the best in the world in non-Para sport and with unrivalled results.
As a part of the Great Britain Team Pursuit team, Dame Sarah Storey assisted the team to qualify for the London Games by winning two World Cup titles and holding the then sea level world record. In 2010, her selection for the England team at the Delhi Commonwealth Games meant she was the first Para-cyclist to be selected to the non-Para team where she finished a credible 6th place in the 3000m Individual Pursuit.
At National Championships Dame Sarah Storey has won the Team Pursuit National title on three occasions, the Individual Pursuit National title on 2 occasions and was the National Points Race Champion in 2014 just over a year after giving birth to her first child. In 2015 Sarah broke the British Record for the Hour previously held by Olympic Bronze medallist Yvonne McGregor.
Four times a bronze medallist at the National Road Time Trial Championships, Dame Sarah Storey spends much of her time racing in the UCI Women’s peloton, holding the polka dot jersey at the Tour of Californian 2015 and the Tour of Brittany in 2016, as well holding the Most Aggressive Rider jersey for 3days at the Tour of California in 2016.
After being awarded the MBE in 1998 at the age of 20 for her services to Para-Swimming, Sarah was awarded the OBE in 2009 for her services to Para-cycling. Following her remarkable 4 gold medals in London 2012, Sarah was made a Dame in the 2013 New Years Honours list.
Dame Sarah Storey also has extensive experience of media work and is a very popular speaker at schools both in the classroom and on the stage at academic or sporting awards evenings.
Dame Sarah Storey delivers stories from her sporting career so far, and talks about the highs and lows of competing on an international stage. Sarah links the lessons she has learnt through sport to improving any aspect of your life or business.
In a world where the smallest margins are the difference between winning and losing, this woman can explain what it takes to has push our body and mind to their limits in order to achieve against the odds.
Dame Sarah Storey is well informed and able to tailor presentations to suit the needs of the client.
She has the ability to interact with a wide range of people and is comfortable in any environment, from workshops and motivational speaking for corporate markets to keynote addresses such as the prestigious athlete appreciation speech at the 2003 Coach Hall of Fame luncheon.