Para duo receive International Classification as Scots compete at Coventry

Monday 25th April 2022

Sammi Kinghorn has competed on the track at the last two Commonwealths and hopes to make Birmingham 2022 (pictured here at Gold Coast 2018 by Bobby Gavin)

British Athletics website report and Results

Scottish Para athletes were well represented at the British Athletics Coventry Spring Meet.

This was the last approved WPA competition prior to the close of the qualification period for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

There were 14 Scottish athletes involved over the two days and, last Friday, Cameron Thores T47 and Adam Donnachie F57 had their International Classification confirmed.

Both athletes then competed on Saturday and will now appear on the WPA rankings. Adam achieved a huge PB of 7.71 for seated shot and Cameron ran 13.18 for 100m.

The wind over the weekend was really strong and had a big impact on times.

Sammi Kinghorn, however, raced the 1500m in 3:39.18, which puts her in a better position for Commonwealth Games selection. Ross Paterson ran 12.02 for 100m which equalled his PB and will hopefully put him in a stronger position in the Commonwealth rankings.

Sean Frame had a successful weekend finishing the 1500m in 3:29.74, his fast time since 2017 and finishing second in the 5000m behind Daniel Sidbury in 11:36.23.

FrameRunner Kayleigh Haggo set a women’s RR2 world record in the 800m, revising her best to a superb 3:04.27

‘Overall it was a really good weekend and it was great to see a strong contingent of Scottish athletes and coaches, and their families and support teams, in Coventry,’ said Pamela Robson, National Disability Pathway Officer with scottishathletics.

‘I want to thank the Para team at British Athletics for hosting the event during the Commonwealth qualification period.

‘The conditions were really tough with strong winds affecting many events but the athletes did their very best under those circumstances.’

Tags: Adam Donnachie, Cameron Thores, Coventry, Pamela Robson, Ross Paterson, Sammi Kinghorn

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