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Rhiannon Clarke

Rhiannon is a Paralympic sprinter and was a finalist at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. She was the youngest athlete from any country to win a medal in para sport at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when she claimed silver in the T38 100m.

Rhiannon discovered athletics in a ‘Come and Try Day’ for people with disabilities in her home state of Western Australia in 2014. Rhiannon currently holds the Oceania and Australian records in the T38 100m, 200m and 400m.

At just 17 Rhiannon represented Australia at her second international event at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai (UAE) in November 2019. She won Bronze in both the 100m and 200m events, and broke Oceania and Australian Records for both events, becoming the first female cerebral palsy athlete in Australia to run under 13 seconds.

Rhiannon was a finalist at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in the T38 100m where she placed 5th and the T38 400m where she placed 7th and broke the Oceania and Australian Records.

In 2018 Rhiannon was presented with the 2018 Pierre de Coubertin Award by the Australian Olympic Committee. The honour is given to high school students in Australia who display strong character and ideals at the highest standard both in and outside of sport 

In 2021 Rhiannon was a Finalist in the Western Australian of the Year in the Youth Category and was also awarded the Australian Olympic Change-Maker Award in 2020.

Rhiannon is currently training for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.

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