Cheshire's eleven-time Paralympic champion Sarah Storey will receive her Damehood at Buckingham Palace today.
The 35-year-old swimmer-turned-cyclist, has 11 gold medals making her Britain's greatest paralympian. Four of those golds were claimed at this summer’s London 2012 Paralympics.
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Eleven-times Paralympic gold medallist Sarah Storey, from Cheshire, has described being made a Dame as a "pinch yourself moment".
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