|Full name||Elizabeth Clegg|
24 March 1990 |
|Coached by||Keith Antoine|
|Achievements and titles|
|Paralympic finals||2008, 2012|
Elizabeth "Libby" Clegg (born 24 March 1990 in Bollington, Cheshire) is a Scottish Paralympic sprinter who has represented both Scotland and Great Britain at international events. She represented Great Britain in the T12 100 m and 200 m at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, winning a silver medal in the T12 100 m race.
Clegg has a deteriorating eye condition known as Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy disease giving her only slight peripheral vision in her left eye – she is registered blind. Clegg has only peripheral vision in her left eye and runs with the aid of guide runner Mikail Huggins, the step son of Libby's former guide Lincoln Asquith. In January 2011, she competed in the IPC World Athletic Championships. Whilst there she took a bronze in the 200m. Clegg is a Paralympic silver medallist and current World Champion in the T12 100m and 200m sprints. She was one of the major success stories from the recent IPC World Championships in New Zealand and IBSA World Championships in Turkey.
In June 2012, Clegg won the 100m and 200m at the IPC Athletics European Championships.
In 2013, Clegg won double silver at the IPC World Championships in Lyon clocking 12.23 and 25.31 over 100m and 200m respectively. Clegg is sponsored by the property marketing business ESPC. Clegg participated in work experience for ESPC in 2008 during her time at The Royal Blind School.
Due to illness, Clegg was unable to defend her European title in Swansea shortly after the Commonwealth Games, but will be looking ahead to medal success at the IPC World Championships in Doha next year and the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.
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- British Paralympic Association - James Clegg
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