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Libby Clegg: ‘Hatti gave me an identity away from the track’

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Paralympic champion Libby Clegg has been describing how her guide dog Hatti helped her find an identity after the Rio games of 2016.

“After Rio, I was in a really bad place,” she said. “I’d had a really successful games, came away with two Paralympic gold medals and probably about a month after I came back I realised I didn’t know who I was as a person any more.

“I didn’t feel like I had an identity outside of the track.

“And Hatti… she was really there for me and she gave me a purpose to get up in the morning.”

Ms Clegg has now written a book about her experience of getting a guide dog and how Hatti has helped her over the past seven years.

Video journalist: Heidi Booth

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