Sophie Thornhill and her pilot Helen Scott added to their medal collection in Rio, by winning gold in the women's B 1,000m time trial gold and bronze in the women's cycling tandem B 3km pursuit.   

Sophie was born with oculocutaneous albinism and is visually impaired. After joining the Paralympic Development Programme in May 2013, Sophie immediately made her mark on the world stage, winning two world titles and breaking two world records at her debut Para-cycling world championships in April 2014.

For the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Sophie paired up with pilot Helen Scott to represent England. The duo convincingly won the gold medal in both the sprint and the kilo events.

Sophie retained her World Champion title in both the kilo and sprint events at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Holland, this time with pilot Helen Scott.

At the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Sophie added to her already impressive medal haul, winning silver medals in both the kilo and sprint events alongside pilot Helen.