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Dame Sarah Storey was named as one of the winners at the SJA British Sports Awards which took place live across the SJA’s social channels earlier this afternoon.

Storey’s achievements were recognized by receiving the SJA Bill McGowran Award for Para Athletes, having enjoyed a successful 2020 during which she won three world titles at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships to bring her overall tally to an impressive 38.

This is the second award in as many weeks for Dame Sarah, who was also crowned as The Sunday Times Disability Sportswoman of the Year last month.

Performance Director Stephen Park said: “I’d like to congratulate Dame Sarah once again, as she is deserving of all the recognition she receives.

“By having her achievements acknowledged with prestigious awards helps to raise awareness of women’s cycling and indeed para-cycling, two things which I know Sarah is passionate about.

“Sarah’s athleticism, determination and commitment to this sport means we can expect more great things from her in 2021 on both the road and the track, and we look forward to supporting Sarah in making history at the Tokyo Paralympic Games next year.”

Storey was also a contender for the SJA Sportswoman of the Year award, while Tao Geoghegan Hart, winner of the Giro d’Italia, and Reece Wilson, downhill mountain bike champion, were both in contention for the SJA Sportsman of the Year award. Hollie Doyle and Lewis Hamilton were victorious in the respective categories.