Who won Great Britain's first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics?
Great Britain competed in the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. Originally scheduled to take place between 21 August and 6 September 2020, the Games were postponed to 24 August to 5 September 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. British athletes have competed at sixteen consecutive Summer Paralympics since 1960.
Sarah Storey, competing in her eighth Paralympics, won Great Britain's first gold medal of the Games, on the first day of competition, in the women's individual pursuit C5 cycling. It was Storey's fifteenth Paralympic gold medal, leaving her one behind Mike Kenny's British record of sixteen.
Sarah Joanne Storey (née Bailey; born 26 October 1977) is a British Paralympic cyclist and former swimmer. She is a multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both sports, and six times British (able-bodied) national track champion. Her total of 26 Paralympic medals, including 15 gold medals, makes her the most successful female British Paralympian of all time as well as one of the most decorated Paralympic athletes of all time.