Staff and residents at Care South’s Elizabeth House residential home in Poole are celebrating after one resident’s granddaughter in law, Dame Sarah Storey, returned home from the Paralympics in Rio with three gold medals!
Shirley Kerr, a resident at Elizabeth House, celebrated her granddaughter in law Dame Sarah Storey, a British road and track racing cyclist who is now the most successful British Paralympian of the modern era with a whopping 14 gold medals under her belt.
Sarah was only 14 years old when she first competed as a swimmer in the Paralympics in Barcelona in 1992 where she won two gold medals, three silvers and a bronze medal. She continued swimming in the next three Paralympic Games before switching to cycling in 2005. In the Paralympic Games in London 2012, Sarah won an incredible four gold medals.
Shirley is immensely proud of Sarah, and enjoyed following her success in Rio with fellow residents. Shirley commented: “I could not be happier for Sarah, she has done a fabulous job in the recent Paralympics and securing her 14th gold medal is absolutely fantastic! I am over the moon for her and look forward to seeing her soon to celebrate!”