ParalympicsGB have passed their London 2012 total with gold medals on day seven on the track, in the pool and in the velodrome, making them the most successful British team ever with 43 golds (versus 34 in 2012).
Storey, 38, secured her 13th career Paralympic gold in the C5 cycling Time Trial, her second of the Games.
Hannah Cockroft won the T34 400m in a World Record time 0f 58.78secs with teammate Kare Adenegan, 15, finishing with bronze. “I don’t want a 15-year-old to beat me” said Cockroft who goes again in the 800m final and is aiming for a third gold.
Kadeena Cox also set a World Record of 1min 0.71 seconds to win the T38 400m in athletics. Adding the title to her C4-5 Trial Trial victory she becomes the first British Paralympian to win golds in two sports at the same Games since 1984 when Peter Haslam won golds in shooting and snooker. (Cox also won a bronze in the T38 100m.) “It doesn’t even feel real” she said.
In the pool, Aaron Moores squeezed out teammate Scott Quin to achieve gold in the SB14 100m Breaststroke and Michael Jones and Jonathan Fox also made it a British ‘one-two’ respectively in the S7 400m Freestyle final.
Hannah Russell added another gold and knocked nine tenths off her own World Record in the S12 100m Backstroke.
In cycling, Karen Darke had to put the chain back on her cycle on her way to winning gold in the Hand-cycling H1-3 Time trial and Steve Bate (with guide, Adam Duggleby) were victorious in the B Tandem Time Trial.
Lora Turnham and her pilot, Corrine Hall finished third in the women’s B Tandem Time Trial and there was also a bronze medal for David Stone in the men’s tricycle T1-2 Time Trial.
Equestrian, Sophie Wells was victorious in the Grade IV Dressage Individual Championship and Lee Pearson also took silver in the Grade IB Dressage Individual Championship taking his own Paralympic Games medal tally to 13.
Andy Lapthorne achieved silver in the men’s wheelchair tennis quad singles, losing 6-3 6-4 to Australian world number one Dylan Alcott.
The GB men’s wheelchair basketball team beat world champions, Australia 74-51 in the quarter final match. They face Spain in the semi-finals with the GB women also aiming to book a place in their final by taking on USA.
Elsewhere, Italian former Formula 1 driver, Alex Zanardi added the H5 Road Time Trial title to medals from 2012 on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the crash in which he lost both legs.
There were also silver medals for Bethany Firth (SB14 100m Breaststroke), Claire Cashmore (SB8 100m Breaststroke) and bronze medals for Susannah Rodgers (S7 400m Freestyle), Kare Adenegan (T34 400m) and Maria Lyle (T35 100m).