Dame Sarah up for world award

Dame Sarah Storey
Dame Sarah Storey

Disley paralympian Dame Sarah Storey has been nominated for a prestigious global award.

Storey has been shortlisted for the World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award at the Laureus World Sports Awards. The awards recognise outstanding performances by sportsmen and women from across the globe and this year will be held in Shanghai, China, on April 15.

Cyclist Storey has enjoyed a hugely successful sporting career and was able to return to world-class competition after giving birth to daughter Louisa in 2013, winning four world titles in both road and track disciplines in 2014.

She said: “It’s a huge and unexpected honour to be nominated for this award.

“Making a comeback after a year out to have Louisa was always the plan but I never expected how much stronger I would become and it’s been a huge honour to be able to continue to win gold medals for Great Britain and as a result get nominated for this prestigious award.

“Many thanks to everyone who supports me, my success is a team effort.”

And British Cycling president Bob Howden added: “At British Cycling, we are extremely proud of Dame Sarah not only for her achievements on the bike but also the exemplary attitude she displays off it.

“Sarah is a true ambassador of the sport of cycling and thoroughly deserves this nomination. On behalf of British Cycling, we wish Sarah the best of luck at the Laureus World Sports Awards and in her future endeavours.”