‘Wow!’ Kate and Prince William stunned as they cheer for record breaker at Paralympics

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KATE, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William joined hundreds of Britons in congratulating Dame Sarah Storey.

Kate and Prince William took to Twitter to show their support to Dame Sarah, who today gained the first gold medal for Britain at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The Duke and Duchess didn’t pen a message themselves but retweeted through their official account a triumphant tweet by Paralympics GB.

It read: “WOW – It’s Paralympic GOLD number 15 for @DameSarahStorey.

“The first medal of Tokyo 2020 for ParalympicsGB!”

Kate and William weren’t the only ones impressed with Dame Sarah’s latest success.

Twitter users flocked to comment under the tweet, with one saying: “In 1992 when Sarah made her Paralympics debut, I was barely able to play playground tag.

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Kate and Prince William celebrated the first gold medal of Team GB at the Paralympics (Image: GETTY)

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Sarah Storey won the first gold medal for Team GB at the Tokyo Paralympics (Image: GETTY)

“Now in 2021 she’s at her EIGHTH Paralympics, and I can barely get up from the sofa without something creaking.

“Her commitment is unparalleled, she is quite simply superhuman!”

Another equally stunned Twitter user said: “What an absolute Gem Dame Sarah is… getting better all the time.

“The unwavering commitment and talent this lady possesses is something to behold… enjoy it people as these gems are the rarest of them all”.

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Kate and Prince William are known to love sports (Image: GETTY)

This morning Dame Sarah, 43, triumphed in the C5 3,000 individual pursuit after catching her teammate Crystal Lane-Wright.

Including her victory, Team GB claimed a total of six medals on its first day at the games.

Yesterday, sports lovers Kate and William marked the beginning of the Paralympics by issuing a poignant message through their Twitter account.

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Kate and Prince William celebrating during the London Olympics in 2012 (Image: GETTY)

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Kate and Prince William marked the beginning of the Paralympics with a tweet yesterday (Image: GETTY)

Wishing the best to Team GB, they wrote: “Wishing @ParalympicsGB and all the athletes from around the world the best of luck in this year’s #Paralympics.

“We can’t wait to see the talent and skill displayed over the next two weeks #ImpossibleToIgnore”.

More than 220 British athletes are competing at this year’s Games, which started yesterday and are set to continue until September 5.

Kate and William showed their support also to the athletes who took part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics between the last week of July and August 8.

Before Team GB left for Japan, Prince William interviewed boxer Lauren Price and heard more about her training during the pandemic as well as her background and family.

After Ms Price won the gold medal in the women’s middleweight category, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cheered for her on Twitter.

Similarly, they also hailed Laura Kenny, who in August became the first British woman to win golds at three consecutive Olympic Games.

At the end of the Games, the couple said on Twitter: “What an amazing #Tokyo2020 Olympic Games, @TeamGB – you’ve all shown such strength, passion and determination in challenging circumstances and have done the nation incredibly proud! #ClosingCeremony”

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Kate and Prince William got married in 2011 (Image: GETTY)

Prince Edward, who is patron of the Games’ Team GB, wished the athletes good luck on Friday, ahead of the opening ceremony.

He said: “As the moment this year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo gets ever closer to actually getting underway, I want to wish you the very best of luck.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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