British athletes Libby Clegg and Chris Clarke.

Paralympic guide takes hilarious dig at John Terry after victory

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Libby Clegg and her guide Chris Clarke won gold in the women's T11-100m Paralympics in Rio after completing the race in 11.96 seconds.

Libby suffers from a deteriorating eye condition known as Stargardt's macular dystrophy disease, which means she only has slight peripheral vision in her left eye.

In an inspirational story, the 26-year old has already claimed two silver medals from the previous games in London and Beijing respectively, and has now gone on to achieve the ultimate prize with her guide Clarke.


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Whilst the pair were being interviewed during the celebrations in Rio, Clarke brilliantly joked that his part in the race was similar to that of John Terry's in the 2012 Champions League final.

The Chelsea captain was suspended for the Blues' victory over Bayern Munich after being sent off in the second leg of the semi-final against Barcelona.

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Terry's absence from the game may have stopped him from contributing on the pitch, but it certainly didn't stop him from celebrating after Chelsea's penalty shootout success.

Remarkably, Terry repeated his antics just a year later after again missing out on the club's Europa League final victory over Benfica.

For a second time, the Chelsea skipper lifted the trophy with Frank Lampard whilst bearing a full kit, which has provided fans with much ammunition to mock Terry since.

After helping guide Clegg to gold in Brazil, Clarke brilliantly explained to Channel 4 after the race that: "Libby did all the work, I'm just here like John Terry".

Clarke's hilarious and modest explanation of his role in the race may not go down too well with Chelsea fans, but Clarke certainly did a lot more than the Blues skipper did during the club's European cup finals.

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