Samantha Kinghorn

Kinghorn announced her global medal credentials when she secured bronze at the world championships in the T53 200m last year. After claiming a trio of gold medals at the euros in Swansea in 2014, the Scottish athlete is one to watch in wheelchair racing over the next few years.

In December 2010 Kinghorn had an accident which left her paralysed from the waist down. She underwent emergency surgery and spent five months in hospital. In the rehabilitation centre in Stoke Mandeville she met World and European club throw champion Jo Butterfield who was also undergoing rehab for a spinal injury. This sparked a great friendship between the two who have become two of the leading Scottish athletes in the British Athletics squad over the last two years.

Major results

2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, Doha, Qatar
T53 200m
Bronze
2014 IPC European Championships, Swansea, Wales
T53 100m
Gold
2014 IPC European Championships, Swansea, Wales
T53 400m
Gold
2014 IPC European Championships, Swansea, Wales
T53 800m
Gold

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