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CLARK Breanna
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthLos Angeles, CA, USA
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport and Recreation Studies - Pasadena City College: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2010 at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, CA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I like running because it makes me feel free. I also like it because I'm good at it, which helps build my confidence. Also it lets me travel all over the world, meet new people and try new foods."
Name of coach
Rosalyn Clark [personal, mother], USA
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
United States
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Miss Sonic (Instagram profile, 07 Apr 2020)
Hobbies
Singing, dancing, listening to music, playing piano, skating, cycling, playing video games, going to amusement parks. (yodisabledproud.org, 20 Feb 2020; teamusa.org, 15 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T20 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Mar 2021; Athlete, 20 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her mother and coach Rosalyn Clark. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Allyson Felix, US boxer Muhammad Ali, US tennis player Serena Williams. (readysetgold.net, 03 Mar 2020; Athlete, 20 Jul 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"Prayer, stretch and imagery." (tltopodcast.libsyn.com, 15 May 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be destined for victory." (tltopodcast.libsyn.com, 15 May 2020; Athlete, 20 Jul 2017)
Famous relatives
Her mother Rosalyn Clark [nee Bryant] represented the United States of America in athletics and won silver in the women's 4x400m relay and placed fifth in the 400m at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Her twin brother Rashard is also a sprinter and won a gold medal in the 400m at the 2020 US national indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Mar 2021; worldathetics.org, 27 Mar 2021; teamusa.org, 22 Aug 2016; lasentinel.net, 17 Aug 2016; readysetgold.net, 03 Mar 2020; tltopodcast.libsyn.com, 15 May 2020)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tltopodcast.libsyn.com, 15 May 2020)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with autism at age four. (teamusa.org, 30 Mar 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 400m T20 57.79
1 2021 400m T20 55.18
ParaPan American Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2019 400m T20 57.09
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2017 400m T20 56.33
1 2019 400m T20 56.35