Channel 4: Storey Thanks Fans After ‘Amazing’ Parade

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Quadruple Paralympic gold medallist Sarah Storey hailed the support shown for Great Britain this summer as hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets to salute the stars of London 2012.

Channel 4: Storey Thanks Fans After ‘Amazing’ Parade

Channel 4: Storey Thanks Fans After ‘Amazing’ Parade

All the athletes on the parade just want to thank the public for their support, without it we wouldn't have been able to bring home all this bling.

Quadruple Paralympic gold medallist Sarah Storey hailed the support shown for Great Britain this summer as hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets to salute the stars of London 2012.

A parade of floats featuring athletes from the Paralympic and Olympic Games travelled the streets of the capital on Monday afternoon, with supporters lining the route, with the crowds running scores deep at times.

It culminated at Trafalgar Square, where the crowds heard from Prime Minister David Cameron, London Mayor Boris Johnson, Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy and Storey - whose haul at the Games took her career tally to 11.

"All the athletes on the parade just want to thank the public for their support, without it we wouldn't have been able to bring home all this bling," she told fans.

"Give 100% in everything you do, follow your dreams and you wont go too far wrong."

And Storey hinted that she was keen to add to her spectacular medal tally in Rio in 2016.

"Rio is something I'd love to do but making that decision when you have so many emotions," said the cyclist, who will be 38 during the Brazil Games.

"I'm going to have a little holiday and get ready to come back for the next four years."

Wheelchair Tennis star Peter Norfolk, who won silver in the Quad Doubles, said: "I've never had anything like this in my career.

"It's mad, it's fantastic, you only have to look at what's happened. This is disabled sport, this is elite sport, look at some of these stunning performances. I'd pay to watch it."

Danielle Brown, who won archery gold, said: "This is really just incredible, the support we have had I've never had anything like it before."

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Everyone here on this extraordinary day: thank you. Thank you to the athletes who have given us a golden summer of British sport, you have made us all so proud.

"You have given us moments we will never forget and the whole country salutes your brilliance. Also, thank you to everyone who has made this possible."

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "You've made everyone very proud and I thank you with all my heart."

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