Rio Paralympics 2016: Dame Sarah Storey wins Great Britain’s 60th gold of Games

Dame Sarah Storey won Great Britain’s 60th gold medal of the Rio Paralympics in the women’s C4-5 road race.

Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian, 38, won her third gold of the Games and her 14th Paralympic gold from both cycling and swimming.

Storey, who finished in two hours, 15 minutes and 42 seconds, struck out alone to finish three and a half minutes before China’s Jianping Ruan.

Her GB team-mate Crystal Lane, 31, took bronze, her first medal of the Games.

Kadeena Cox, who became the first Briton since 1988 to win a medal in two sports at the same Paralympics in Rio, pulled out of the race before the start, citing a hamstring injury.

Storey, winning GB’s 131st medal of the Rio Games, now has two gold medals fewer than swimmer Mike Kenny, the most successful British Paralympian of all time who won his 16 medals between 1976 and 1988.

“I keep pushing myself in the knowledge my rivals are going to catch me and thankfully it’s not yet,” Storey said.

Minutes earlier on day 10 of the Games, Great Britain’s Jess Stretton, Jo Frith and Vicky Jones won gold, silver and bronze respectively in the W1 individual archery.

Sixteen-year-old Stretton beat 55-year-old Frith 137-124 in their final, while Vicky Jenkins had earlier beaten Kim Ok-geum of Korea 125-124 in the bronze medal match.

The 1-2-3 was Britain’s first clean sweep in any event at the Rio Games.

Teenager Stretton told BBC Radio 5 live: “I had to try to tell myself to keep calm because I did feel under pressure and sometimes I can freak out because of that.

“I had to trick myself into thinking it was just another shooting session which was quite difficult – but I managed it.”

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