Date of birth6 January 1996
Discipline100m, 200m ,400m, 800m, 1500m and Marathon
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.