Career highlights



April - Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

  • 4th in the T54 1500m - Sammi was very happy with her last 1500m for the foreseeable future! Going into the event she was ranked 5th in Commonwealth and 7.31 seconds behind the third ranked athlete. In the final, however, she was less than a second away from silver and bronze

  • 4th in the T54 marathon - once again Sammi put in a fantastic performance in only her second marathon. She was part of the leading pack right up until the end, and just missed out on the medal positions. Now she can focus on getting back to 100m and 200m, rather than 26 miles!

2017 Awards Season

This was such an incredible year in my career, topped off by winning two golds at the World Championships. I was really honoured, and pretty humbled actually, to then be nominated for a host of awards at the end of the season. I was really staggered by the attention but immensely grateful for the recognition (and my Mum and Dad enjoyed some great nights out with me!). The awards included:

  • sportscotland/Sunday Mail Sports Personality of the Year and Disability Sports Personality of the Year

  • Scottish Disability Sport Finlay Calder Trophy as Athlete of the Year and Athletes’ Athlete Award;

  • Team Scotland Sportsperson of the Year and Para Athlete of the Year

  • Scottish Athletics Para Athlete of the Year

  • Club Sport Berwickshire Sports Personality of the Year

  • Scottish Women in Sport Sportswoman of the Year

  • British Athletics Supporters Female Athlete of the Meet at IPC World Championships

  • British Athletics Writers Association Female Para Athlete of the Year

My coach Ian Mirfin also picked up some well deserved awards for all his efforts with so many athletes, including:

  • Scottish Disability Sport Coach of the Year

  • Sportscotland Disability Coach of the Year

  • Sports Council for Glasgow High Performance Coach of the Year


September - Named Scottish Sportsperson of the Year and Para-sport Athlete of the Year at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards.


July - World Champion! Won two Gold Medals over 100m & 200m at the World Championships, and also managed to pick up a Bronze in the 400m and finish 5th in the 800m


June - Selected for the British Team for the World Para Athletic Championships in London to compete in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m.

May - My first ever World Record! Broke the world record for the T53 200m while racing in Phoenix, Arizona. (my time was 28.67s).


Made Team GB for the Rio 2016 Paralympics and reached finals in the 100m, 400m and 800m

5th in the 100m 

6th in the 800m (new personal best and European record!)


Bronze medal in the T53 200m at the IPC World Championships in Doha


Final of the T54 1500m at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Triple gold medallist at the European Championships in Swansea


British Junior Champion

Two gold medals at the UK Schools Games


My first ever medal at the London Mini Marathon

(see my selfie ... look how young I was!!)


To see a full rundown of all my results since my career began, along with my times and career rankings, visit my Power of 10 profile page here.



Club: Red Star AC
DoB: 6 January, 1996
Age group: U23
Class: T53
County: Scotland West
Region: Scotland
Nation: United Kingdom


12 sessions per week:
• Strength
• Conditioning
• Pushing on track, rollers and road


• GB World Class Performance
• Scottish Institute of Sport - High Performance Athlete


You can download a copy of my Sporting CV here.