Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Storey: We Felt at Home in Brazil

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Storey: We Felt at Home in Brazil

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GREAT Britain's most decorated female Paralympic athlete Dame Sarah Storey touched down at Heathrow Airport with her teammates yesterday and said the atmosphere in Rio de Janeiro was just as electric as it was in London in 2012.

PARALYMPICSGB athletes landed back in the United Kingdom where they were greeted by large crowds of friends, family and fans after their most successful Games since 1988, winning 147 overall made up of 64 golds, 39 silvers and 44 bronze.

Storey, from Stockport, came back from her seventh Games with three gold medals in cycling, taking her total up to 14 and surpassing Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson's record of 11 golds.

She said: "I don't think I have smiled this much since my wedding day, it is just amazing. …

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