LIBBY CLEGG has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Paralympics in Tokyo next month in the T11 200m and 4x100m Universal Relay races.

The Borders sprinter is one of thirty-two athletes added to the ParalympicsGB athletics team joining the 12 athletes who were selected as part of the first wave team announcement in June.

Along with guide runner Chris Clarke, she will join the strong squad heading out to Japan to compete in the athletics programme between the 27 August and 5 September 2021.

This will be the Newcastleton sprinter’s fourth Paralympics debuting in Beijing in 2008, winning a silver medal in the T12 100m. Later that year, she was awarded third place in the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

At London 2012, she won the silver medal in the T12 100m category.

Crowned Commonwealth Champion in 2014, Clegg missed a number of major competitions through illness and injury and was reclassified as a T11 sprinter in 2016 setting a world record at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final.

She began working with guide runner Chris Clarke in February 2016 and the pair claimed T11 100m and 200m gold at Rio 2016.

Libby joins her brother Stephen who has been chosen in the Swimming team.