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.
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.
“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.”