Four Scots heading to IPC World Champs

Thursday 17th September 2015

Four Scottish athletes have been named by British Athletics for the IPC World Champs in Doha next month.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Libby Clegg leads the selections in a Scottish sense and is a regular at this level.

But it will be a first experience for thrower Jo Butterfield, 15-year-old sprinter Maria Lyle and wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn.

The GB team numbers 48 in total and includes six reigning World champions following the last event in Lyon two years ago.

All at scottishathletics would like to congratulate the four athletes selected and their families, coaches and clubs involved in their development over recent years.

It is worth noting, too, that Derek Rae competed for GB at the IPC World Marathon Champs, which was part of the London Marathon back in April.

World champs Hannah Cockroft, Aled Davies, Richard Whitehead, Sophie Hahn, Hollie Arnold and Paul Blake headline the British selection – as well as a return to a GB vest for David Weir for the first time at a championships since London 2012.

After winning two gold medals in Swansea last summer on her international bow, 15-year-old Maria Lyle (Tabo Huntley) will be looking to get among the medals once again as the former T35 100m and 200m world record holder goes up against Australia’s Isis Holt, who set the new leading marks of 14.16 and 29.49 respectively.

European F51 club throw gold medallist Jo Butterfield (Shona Malcolm/Phil Peat) heads to Doha ranked world No 1 and Hampden gold medallist Libby Clegg (Joseph McDonnell, guide runner: Mikail Huggins) will be targeting the medals once again.

T53 athlete Sammi Kinghorn (Ian Mirfin) is listed for no fewer than four events as she competes at 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.

Read the British Athletics website announcement and full team

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Like this picture from Twitter as Sammi Kinghorn takes on the Tyne Tunnel race last weekend – with all our GB Para athletes displaying tunnel vision in their commitment to the sport on the road to Doha

Tags: Doha, Jo Butterfield, Libby Clegg, Maria Lyle, Sammi Kinghorn, World IPC Champs

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