Sarah Storey excited for her seventh Paralympic Games

Dame Sarah Storey on her 'reccy' in Doncaster for the Tour de Yorkshire
Dame Sarah Storey on her 'reccy' in Doncaster for the Tour de Yorkshire

Dame Sarah Storey has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) announced the 11 riders and four pilots who will compete for medals at the Games in Brazil in September.

The team includes Dame Sarah Storey – already Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian - who will compete at her seventh Paralympic Games in up to four events.

Storey won four gold medals at London 2012 which took her to a total of 11 gold, eight silver and three bronze Paralympic medals to her name.

Storey said: “I’m delighted to be picked for my seventh Paralympic Games.

“It’s just as exciting to be named in the team today as it was for my first Games in Barcelona back in 1992.

“London 2012 was incredible; to win four gold medals at a home Games was a once in a lifetime experience, but I can’t wait to get to Rio and hopefully enjoy some more success alongside my ParalympicsGB team mates.”

Veterans of multiple Games, Jody Cundy (Atlanta 96, Sydney 00, Athens 04, Beijing 08 and London 12), David Stone (Sydney 00, Beijing 08 and London 12) and Neil Fachie (Beijing 08 and London 12) also join the line-up.

Penny Briscoe, chef de mission for ParalympicsGB said: “It is fantastic to be able to announce such a strong cycling team for ParalympicsGB for Rio 2016.

“These riders have won plenty of medals on the international stage since London 2012 and I have confidence that they will do the same this summer. I look forward to an exciting and competitive 10 days of competition on the track and road in Rio.”