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Scott Meenagh

Para Nordic Skiing

Fact File

Date of birth

16 September 1989

Sport

Para-Nordic Skiing

Club

GB Para Nordic

Discipline

LW12 Sit Skier

Biography

 At the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games Scott Meenagh became the first competitor ParalympicsGB has had in Nordic Skiing for 20 years and the First ever GB paranordic sit skier.

In 2014, after his appointment as Invictus Games Captain of the British Armed Forces Rowing Team, Scott was invited to train full-time with the GB Paralympic Rowing team, narrowly missing out on selection to the Rio Games. Meenagh then turned his attention to Nordic Skiing and competed in his first winter event towards the close of 2016. He qualified for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games and went onto compete in 6 different races in eight days - one of only 3 GB athletes to ever do that . 

Scott has a proud military background. Meenagh is one of the few graduates to make the elite 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment, renowned as one of the toughest military training programmes in the world. In 2011, Scott was serving in Helmand province of Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and lost both his legs.

Inspired by sport, driven by the memory of lost colleagues, the immeasurable support from the staff at DMRC Headley Court and the Help for Heroes Sports Recovery programme, Scott learned to walk again on prosthetic legs and has participated in a host of awe inspiring challenges; hand cycling 350 miles across battlefields in France, winning medals at the renowned Warrior Games, climbing Ben Nevis and took part in the first ever double amputee bungee jump in Scotland. These humbling achievements led Scott to winning the ‘Overcoming Adversity Award’ at the 2012 Sun Military Awards.

Achievements

2017
Invictus Games (Athletics) - Silver: IT2 1500m, Silver: IT2 400m
2016
Invictus Games Champion, IR6 4min Rowing; Gavirate International Regatta, Double Silver Medallist, TA Single Scull
2015
British Indoor Racing Championships, Silver Medallist; Gavirate International Regatta Champion, TA Single Scull
2014
Double Silver Medallist at the Invictus Games as Captain of the British Armed Forces Rowing Team, IR6 1min & 4min

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