Paralympian Clegg identified as medal potential for 2016

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NEWCASTLETON Paralympian Libby Clegg has been included in the list of athletes to be funded by UK Athletics next year.

Clegg, who won a silver medal at the London Paralympics in the T12 100m in September – breaking the European record in the final – will receive support from the World Class Performance Programme for 2013.

The sprinter is one of four Scots (fellow Paralympian Stef Reid; Eilidh Child and Lee McConnell) listed at “Podium” level by the athletics governing body, where it is believed they have a genuine medal chance at the Olympics or Paralympics in 2016.

The criteria for inclusion has been tightened up this time round to include only those assessed as potential medallists.