Golden par­a­lympian Sarah is nom­i­nated for global award

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PAR­A­LYMPIC cy­clist Dame Sarah Storey has been nom­i­nated for a Lau­reus World Sports award.

The for­mer Poyn­ton High pupil who lives in Dis­ley is nom­i­nated along­side some of the world’s big­gest sport­ing stars in­clud­ing Cris­tiano Ron­aldo, Lewis Hamil­ton and Rory McIl­roy, for the awards to be held in Shang­hai on April 15.

Dame Sarah, 37, who is Bri­tain’s most dec­o­rated fe­male Par­a­lympian, has been nom­i­nated in the cat­e­gory World Sportsper­son of the Year with a Dis­abil­ity.

She was nom­i­nated af­ter win­ning four world ti­tles in 2014, her first year back af­ter giv­ing birth to daugh­ter Louisa.

Louisa was born in June 2013 and, af­ter a break of 18 months, Dame Sarah com­peted at the Para-cy­cling Track World Cham­pi­onships in Mex­ico where she won the in­di­vid­ual pur­suit in a new world record time and the scratch race.

She fol­lowed this up with world ti­tles in the road World Cham­pi­onships in Amer­ica, win­ning the in­di­vid­ual time trial and in­di­vid­ual road race.

The win­ner will be voted for by the Lau­reus World Sports Academy. Up against Dame Sarah will be Shel­ley Gau­tier (Canada, cy­cling), Tatyana McFad­den (US, wheel­chair rac­ing), Ro­man Pe­tushkov (Rus­sia, Nordic ski­ing), Anna Schaf­fel­hu­ber (Ger­many, Alpine ski­ing) and Yuk Wing Le­ung (Hong Kong, boc­cia).

Dou­ble Olympic cham­pion Ed­win Moses, chair­man of the Lau­reus World Sports Academy, said: “This is go­ing to be yet an­other clas­sic year.

“think the Dis­abil­ity cat­e­gory is prob­a­bly the strong­est list of ath­letes have ever seen over the 16 years of Lau­reus.”

Dame Sarah, who won four golds at Lon­don 2012, is mar­ried to tan­dem pi­lot and coach Bar­ney Storey.



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