LIBBY CLEGG marked her return to international competition in impressive style last night, when she eased into the semi-finals of the T11 200m at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai last night.

Clegg is the defending champion in the event but has been off the international stage for quite some time having given birth to a son, Edward, in April.

However, the sprinter looked comfortable in finishing in second place in her heat in 26.69 seconds to ensure she will line up in one of the two semi-finals today.

As well as being defending champion, Clegg is the word record holder in the event, with a time of 24.44 seconds, which she set in 2016

The 29-year-old has made a remarkable comeback since the birth of her first child, particularly considering her son was born as a result of emergency c-section.

Prior to these World Championships, Clegg pointed out that she was not in her very best shape and was using this event as more of a marker than anything else. With the Tokyo Paralympics less than a year away, Clegg will, she said, use these championships as a marker that will let her know what she needs to do between now and Tokyo.

If Clegg can qualify from her semi-final, the final also takes place later today.