Injury rules Libby Clegg out of World Championships

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Double Paralympic champion Libby Clegg will miss July’s IPC World Championships in London after tearing her calf muscle, it has been confirmed.

The 27-year-old sprinter, who won the T11 100 and 200 metres in Rio last summer, revealed the news after scans showed the Scot will be out for at least two months, robbing the British team of one of its safest bets for gold.

And ends a season to forget for Clegg who was forced to switch guide runners earlier this year when usual partner Chris Clarke suffered a ruptured Achilles.

“It’s really unfortunate but they’ve told me I’m not going to recover in time,” she said.

“So I’m absolutely gutted and frustrated.

“It’s been such a tough year. I had a calf injury. Then Chris went down. And now I’m going to miss a home world championship.

“I really was looking forward to being in front of a home crowd again after London 2012 but I’ll now just be going along to support.”