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CLARKE Rhiannon
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age17
Place of BirthPerth, AUS
Height1.60 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12 in Perth, WA, Australia.
Why this sport?
She discovered the sport at a try out day for people with an impairment. "I have been running since I was 12. But only doing the 100m since 2017. I found out I was good at it. I tried it and it was fun, I enjoyed it."
Club / Team
West Track Club: Perth, WA, AUS
Name of coach
Braiden Clarke [club]
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Swimming, horse riding, ballroom dancing. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T38 100m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racers Madison De Rozario and Robyn Lambird. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She wears long socks, and does jumps before her race. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Trust the process." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the 2018 Pierre de Coubertin Award. The honour rewards high school students in Australia who display strong character and ideals at the highest standard both on and off the sporting field. (mdc.wa.edu.au, 21 Sep 2018)
Milestones
She was the youngest athlete from any country to win a medal in Para sport at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. She claimed silver in the T38 100m at age 15 years and 263 days. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Aug 2019; abc.net.au, 30 Apr 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy. (abc.net.au, 30 Apr 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2019 100m T38 12.94
3 2019 200m T38 26.79
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 100m T38 13.17