Participants

Samantha KINGHORN

Samantha KINGHORN
    Athletics
Birth Date:  06 Jan 1996
Place of Birth:  MELROSE
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  22
Gender:   Female
Sport Class
T53

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's T54 1500m 4
Women's T54 Marathon 4

Samantha KINGHORN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 20:05
Gold Medal Event Women's T54 1500m Final
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 6:10
Gold Medal Event Women's T54 Marathon Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 1500m T54 5 4:03.95

Hobbies

Sammi (Facebook page, 04 Apr 2017)


Coach

PERSONAL: Ian MIRDFIN (GBR) (paralympic.org, Jan 2018)


Reason: Inspired to take up the sport in 2011 after meeting British wheelchair racer Tanni GREY-THOMPSON. (Paralympic.org, Jan 2018)
Hero: British wheelchair racer David WEIR (asda.com, 16 Jul 2013)
Ritual: Always wears necklace her brother gave her. (ablemagazine.co.uk, 18 Jul 2014)
Additional information

IMPAIRMENT DETAILS
In December 2010 she was helping clear the snow at family farm while her father drove a forklift. "I climbed on to the forklift while my dad was driving it. He didn’t see me and lowered the beam on top of me, which caused a fracture to my spinal cord. I ran forward and slipped into all the snow that had been compacted, which knocked the spinal cord. I had no idea what was happening, although I knew straight away that I was not going to walk again." (dailyrecord.co.uk, 09 Jul 2014)


COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Placed fifth in T53/54 1500m at Glasgow 2014 Commonweralth Games. (sammikinghorn.com, Jan 2018)


FARM GIRL
Grew up on family farm near Gordon, Scotland, and from age five began delivering lambs. "Things like helping out with the night lambing I can no longer do because I can't miss training the next day. It is heartbreaking because it is something I really enjoy." (heraldscotland.com, 20 Mar 2016)


Social Media

Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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