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Manchester's Sarah Storey goes for gold on day one of the Paralympics

Sarah Storey Photo: PA

A North West athlete is hoping to land ParalympicsGB's first gold later today.

Manchester's Sarah Storey is one of this country's most successful Paralympians.

She'll be competing in the women's individual cycling sprint event at the Velodrome later today.

Sarah made her Paralympics debut in the pool in 1992 aged just 14, she won six medals.

An ear infection forced her out of the water so she turned to cycling to keep fit.

Sarah competing in the 2010 Commonwealth Games Credit: PA

She switched to switch to cycling in 2005 and three years later in Beijing she won two gold medals, in the individual pursuit and the individual time trial.

Sarah, who was born without a left hand, made history two years ago when she represented England's able-bodied team at the Commonwealth Games.

Sarah, who has won a total of 18 Paralympic medals, continues to set new goals and is targetting four gold medals at London 2012.

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