SAMANTHA KINGHORN

Born: Samantha May Kinghorn, Melrose, 6 January 1996. Clubs: Gala Harriers & Red Star. Coach: Ian Mirfin.

Sammi is a promising young Scottish athlete who first began wheelchair racing in 2012. In 2016, she set new European T53 records in 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m in Switzerland and set a new 800m record the next week in the USA. Sammi broke the 800m again in Rio in September and is now the fastest ever British female wheelchair racer over 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.

Honours

IPC World Championships: 3rd 200WC 2015.

IPC European Championships - 1st 100WC, 400WC & 800WC 2014.

British Championships: 1st 400WC & 800WC 2015, 2nd 200WC 2015.

Scottish Championships: 1st 100WC 2013, 1st 200WC 2013; 2nd 100WC 2012, 2nd 200WC 2012, 2nd 400WC 2012, 2nd 400WC 2013, 2nd 1500WC 2013.

Swiss National Junior championships - 3rd 100WC, 200WC, 400WC & 800WC 2013.

Representation

Paralympic Games - 2016 5th 100, final (DQ) 400, 6th 800.

IPC World Championships - 2015 3rd 200, 5th 100, 6th 400, 7th 800.

IPC European Championships - 2014 1st 100, 1st 400, 1st 800

Commonwealth Games - 2014 5th 1500m.

Swiss National Junior championships - 2013 3rd 100m, 3rd 200m, 3rd 400m, 3rd 800m

Records

European Records (T53 Class)

100 metres 16.62 (28 May 2016- 

200 metres 29.48 (27 May 2016-

400 metres 55.27 (26 May 2016-

800 metres 1:53.40 (27 May 2016-4 June 2016)

800 metres 1:52.62 (4 June 2016-17 September 2016)

800 metres 1:48.89 (17 September 2016-

 

Personal Bests and Progression

PERSONAL BESTS

 

100WC 16.62 (2016), 200WC 29.48 (2016), 400WC 55.27 (2016), 800WC 1:48.89 (2016), 1500WC 3:27.37 (2016).

 

YEAR BY YEAR PROGRESSION

Year 100WC 200WC 400WC 800WC 1500WC
2012 19.05 34.22 68.88 2:21.16 4:24.58 
2013 18.53 32.37 61.93 2:08.30 4:08.05
2014 17.66 31.35 57.47 1:56.14 3:36.86
2015 17.40 30.52 57.24 1:54.67 3:43.93
2016 16.62 29.48 55.27 1:48.89 3:27.37

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