Libby Clegg Wins Gold for Scotland

Posted: 29/07/2014 | Education

We are enormously proud of our former pupil, Libby Clegg, who won Gold for Scotland last night in the Commonwealth Games.

Libby CleggLibby, who is registered blind, competed in the 100m T12 category. This is the first track Gold that Scotland has won at the Commonwealth Games since Yvonne Murray won the 10,000 metres in 1994. 

Libby runs with a guide, Mikail Huggins. Libby and Mikail have added a Gold medal to the Silver they won at the London 2012 paralympics.

Libby has a deteriorating eye condition called Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy disease, and only has slight peripheral vision in her left eye. Libby came to the Royal Blind School when she was 12 after struggling in a mainstream school due to her visual impairment. She says the school made a huge impact on her life, giving her confidence and independent living skills which have enabled her to progress with her sporting career. 

Last year Libby became Royal Blind's Brand Ambassador. Find out more.

Read more about Libby on her website and follow Libby on Twitter.