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Sammi Kinghorn

Fact File

Date of birth

6 January 1996

Sport

Athletics

Club

Red Star

Discipline

100m, 200m ,400m, 800m, 1500m and Marathon

Biography

Sammi Kinghorn took up wheelchair racing in 2011, following an accident on the farm in the Scottish Borders where her family live when she was 14 years old. The accident left her unable to walk, but after being introduced to the sport she hasn’t looked back.

Sammi competes in the T53 classification and in 2017 she became Double World Champion at the London 2017 World Championships. She is also currently a World Record Holder over 200m, a multiple European record holder and a Paralympian; following her debut at Rio 2016.

2018 saw her race at the Commonwealth Games in only her second ever marathon and over the 1500m, placing 4th in both races, a huge feat for a sprint athlete. She is now focusing on returning to shorter distances. 

Sammi has won numerous awards including the SundayMail Sports Personality of the Year, Team Scotland’s Sportsperson of the Year and British Athletics Writers Association Female Para Athlete of the Year.

Achievements

2018
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 4th T54 1500m, 4th T54 Marathon
2017
Double World Champion- IPC World Championships 100m & 200m, Bronze - 400m, 5th - 800m
2017
World Record Holder T53 200M, Phoenix, Arizona
2016
Rio Paralympics, 5th - 100m, 6th - 800m
2015
IPC World Championships, Bronze - T53 200m
2014
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Final - T54 1500m
2014
Triple gold medallist, European Championships, Swansea
2013
British Junior Champion