Libby Clegg

24 March 1990

Paralympic Sprinter

Elizabeth "Libby" Clegg (born 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 the2008 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. 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. Despite this she has achieved an amazing amount for such a young athlete and 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.

Clegg won silver at the London Paralympics on 2 September 2012 in the T12 100m. Clegg and guide Mikhail Huggins broke the European record in the final.

In October 2012, Clegg won "Para Athlete of the Year" at the Scottishathletics awards. Fellow GB Paralympian David Weir presented her with the award. She won the award again in October 2013.

Clegg is currently sponsored by the property marketing business ESPC. Clegg participated in work experience for ESPC in 2008 during her time at The Royal Blind School.

Her brother James also competed in the pool in the S12 category at London 2012.

Clegg won the 2014 Commonwealth Games T11/T12 100m with a run of 12.20 seconds, a world-leading time for the year.

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