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Sprinter gets golden shot after appealing world record run

Libby Clegg was initially judged to have been pulled by guide Chris Clarke. Credit: PA Wire

A British sprinter who was disqualified in her Paralympics semi-final after smashing the world record will get a chance to go for gold in the final after being reinstated upon appeal.

Libby Clegg stormed to victory in her T11 100m semi in a record 11.91 seconds but was judged to have been illegally pulled by her guide, Chris Clarke.

A successful appeal from ParalympicsGB means the 26-year-old Scot can bid for a medal at around 10:50pm BST on day two of the Rio Games.

ParalympicsGB has already celebrated a golden ride from para-cyclist Sophie Thornhill and her pilot Helen Scott in the women's B 1,000m time trial, plus silver success for Stef Reid in the long jump and bronze medals from club thrower Gemma Prescott and powerlifter Zoe Newson.