Sprinter Libby Clegg Rio-bound after setting new world record

Libby Clegg wins the 200m Womens T11/12 alongside guide runner Chris Clarke
Libby Clegg wins the 200m Womens T11/12 alongside guide runner Chris Clarke
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Libby Clegg was today expecting to have her ticket to a third Paralympic Games punched by selectors after setting a world record at the Anniversary Games in London.

The two-time silver medallist, 26, underlined her injury woes are behind her with a searing 200 metres victory in 24.44 seconds – in her first major outing since switching into the T11 classification.

The Capital star’s move came after it was confirmed she has lost even more of her eyesight over the past year with officials now forcing Clegg to wear a blindfold during races, leaving her guide runner Chris Clarke with even more responsibility.

Lynsey Sharp required treatment for a knee injury after coming second in the 800m at the Olympic stadium but the ex-European champion is set to be fit for Rio.