Picked for Paris! Samantha and Ben named for Paralympics

Friday 21st June 2024

British Athletics website announcement

The first 10 athletes selected for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games have been announced by ParalympicsGB.

And we are delighted to see our own Samantha Kinghorn and Ben Sandilands named for Paris.

Following a successful World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe last month, as well as several fine displays by Para athletes in the early stages of the season, 10 athletes have been confirmed for the Games in the first wave of selection.

Ben, the Fife AC athlete who is coached by Steve Doig, will head to his first Paralympic in the T20 1500m.

Samantha, from Red Star AC and coached by Rodger Harkins, will compete in three events – T53 100m, 400m and 800m

The second and final wave of para athletics selection take place on 22 July 2024 with the full team announced soon afterwards.

Tommy Yule, Para Athletics Team Leader at the Paralympic Games, said: ‘Congratulations to all 10 athletes for earning their call-up to Paris 2024.

‘They have all worked incredibly hard with their support networks to get to this point, so they should be proud of their achievement.

‘With just over two months to go until the Games begin, we will be supporting and engaging with all these athletes’ in their preparations, to add the most value to ensure they are best prepared for the Games.’

Scots selected . . .

Women

Sammi Kinghorn (Rodger Harkins, Red Star) – T53 100m, 400m and 800m

Men

Ben Sandilands (Steve Doig, Fife) – T20 1500m

Tags: Ben Sandilands, Paralympics, Paris, Samantha

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