Paralympics-Libby Clegg tuning up for London

Published Date: 21 May 2011

By Gerard Meagher

EDINBURGH sprinter Libby Clegg believes this month’s BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester offers the perfect opportunity to prove she can secure double gold at London 2012 next year.

Clegg, 20, has been steadily rising through the ranks since claiming 100m silver at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and earlier this year she bagged 100m gold and 200m bronze at the World Championships in Christchurch. “It will be interesting to see what kind of shape I’m in when I get to Manchester and what my rivals are like,” said Clegg. “I’m confident about what I can do over 100m and going into London next year I have the belief that I can challenge for the top medals. My 200m needs some work but hopefully between now and then I can improve and challenge in both events.”

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