Nearly every time Rhiannon Clarke competes, she breaks a new record. Often, this is completely unintentional.

At just 18, Rhiannon does not realise just how good she is or how great she has the potential to become. In fact, she says she only found out that her sprint career had legs when the phone call came to say she had been selected to represent Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Although the opportunity to wear the Australian green and gold came far sooner than Rhiannon expected, there was no stopping her as she surged home in 13.17 seconds to take silver in the women’s 100m T38, with the host nation behind her.

As if a silver medal was not impressive enough, it took a Commonwealth Games record to beat Rhiannon, with the reigning Paralympic champion in the women’s 100m T38, Sophie Hahn (ENG), crossing the line …

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Date of birth
21 July 2002
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Nil

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Cerebral palsy
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Kingsley, WA
Occupation
Athlete, student
Started competing
2014
First competed for Australia
2018
Sport career highlights

Competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, QLD, and winning a silver medal for Australia in the women’s 100m T38

Heroes/role models

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 100m Classification: T38
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 200m Classification: T38

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