Sarah Storey has a habit of winning—no matter what the sport. Born without a left hand, she won two gold medals at the 1992 Paralympics in Barcelona. She wasjust 14 years old. After winning a total of ten more medals in Atlanta, Sydney and Athens, she seemed a lock for more swimming success in Beijing. But several months after the Games a series of ear infections forced her out of the water. “When my ears were bad in 2005 and I didn’t have the opportunity to be in the pool training, I used a bike to stay fit,” she told the BBC last July. “I suppose you could say it got out of hand. By the time my ear infections had gone I was a world record holder on the track.” She won gold in both the time trial and individual pursuit events in Beijing.
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