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Sammi recently delivered a parasport experience for prize winners of a competition on social media.

Sammi Kinghorn getting stuck into training ahead of competitive return next season
Samantha Kinghorn wins four races in her first competition for five months

Wheelchair sprinter Samantha Kinghorn admitted to a few nerves before winning all four of her races in her first competition for five months.

Sammi back racing (Photograph by: Peter Milsom)

Samantha Kinghorn on a return to sprinting and the importance of the School Games
Dealing with high expectations

THE problem with Sammi Kinghorn’s success over the past two years is that she is now expected to win every race she enters.

Sammi's bid for Games glory

Life dealt Sammi Kinghorn a devastating blow. She fought back – and now makes winning a habit. In this article for Rotary International Magazine - also published in the Great Britain and Ireland edition - she shares her story and in particular her latest challenge of taking on the marathon as she aims for Commonwealth Games success.

Scottish Sports Awards joy for 
Sammi as she wins top award

What a night once again for Sammi Kinghorn on Thursday as she landed the top title at the Sunday Mail/sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards!

The Para double world champion and T53 200m World Record holder was crowned as Sports Personality of the Year for 2017 after an amazing 12 months for the wheelchair races.
 

Sky Sports Scholarship programme launched with 10 new athletes

Sammi has been chosen as one of 10 young athletes for The Sky Sports Scholarship Programme. The Scholarship provides the Scholars with a unique level of support through their relationship with Sky as they develop their careers. The programme runs from 2017-2020 and offers benefits such as financial aid, both a sporting and business executive mentor, media training, personal development and work experience.

Sammi Kinghorn's impressive track record sees her named Scottish Sportsperson of the year

Following an outstanding season that saw her break World and European records, triple World Para-Athletics Championships medallist Sammi Kinghorn added to her accolades as she lifted the Emirates Lonsdale Trophy as 2017 Scottish Sportsperson of the Year, at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards in Edinburgh last night (21 September).

Life's a marathon not a sprint for inspiring Kinghorn

JUST another hectic week in the remarkable young life of Sammi Kinghorn. It all started with the 21-year-old para sports athlete from the Borders being hand picked to receive a Sky Sports Scholarship which will help out with funding and mentorship as she pursues an athletics career which has already made her a double world champion. 

Wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn was named Scottish Sportsperson of the Year at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards in Edinburgh last night. She is the first para-sport athlete to take the top award in its 15-year history. Past winners include Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Andy Murray and Dame Katherine Grainger.

Sammi Kinghorn is first para-sport athlete to win top award
Sammi Kinghorn takes second World Para gold with victory in T53 100m
 

Sammi Kinghorn insists she has proved she belongs on the global stage after wrapping up Great Britain’s World Para Athletics Championships campaign in London on Sunday. The 21-year-old finished fifth in the T53 800 metres but still claimed two golds and one bronze medal in a breakthrough summer.

Kinghorn won the T53 100m on the final morning on Sunday to add to her 200m title from earlier in the week, and she also claimed bronze in the 400m. Great Britain finished third in the medal table with 39 – comfortably beating their 26-30 target – and Kinghorn, who won her first world gold medals, said she has shown she can cope at this level.

BBC interview:
Wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn

"I thought it would be a good idea to jump onto part of the forklift and just try to show off..." Sammi Kinghorn, 14 at the time and playing at the family farm in the Borders, suffered a life-changing accident seven years ago. 

Interview on the family farm with BBC Scotland's Rhona McLeod, 16 June 2017

Arizona Grand Prix: Britain's Sammi Kinghorn sets 200m T53 world record

British wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn has set a new world record in the 200m T53 at the Arizona Grand Prix.

The 21-year-old from Scotland raced to victory in 28.67 seconds to take 0.26 seconds off the mark set by American Jessica Galli five years ago.

Kinghorn and Morrison smash world records at Arizona Grand Prix

The British athlete broke the 200m T53 world record whilst the American improved the club throw F51 distance.

Parasport hero Sammi Kinghorn puts Daily Record's Anna Burnside to the test.

Sammi recently delivered a parasport experience for prize winners of a competition on social media.

Sammi presents at Harper Macleod Firm Handshake Event

Sammi talked about her journey at a recent event sponsored by Harper Macleod in their Glasgow Office

Sammi and Ian present at Scottish Disability Sport Coaching Conference

Sammi and her coach were invited to present on preparing for a major event and were part of the expert panel during a Q and A

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