Sammi lands two T53 World best marks and Sarah posts 5000m PB

Sunday 8th May 2022

Photo by imagecomms for Paralympics GB

Report via British Athletics

Sammi Kinghorn came up with not one but two superb performances at Stoke Mandeville to confirm her status as a global star of Para athletics.

The Paralympian clocked 16.11 for the 100m and 28.50 for the 200m and those times were inside the T53 classification World Records.

Unfortunately, as the event was not WPA approved, Sammi’s new PBs will not be ratified as World Records.

Nonetheless, it was a great moment for Sammi who has been working hard at wheelchair athletics now for almost ten years and we feel sure she will attack these times over the rest of the season!

These track bests came only a few days after she won in the Vitality 10k Wheelchair Race in London – all of which bodes well ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Many congratulations to Sammi, her family and coach Rodger Harkins.


Sarah Inglis in action in London last year (photo by Mark Shearman)

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There was also very significant news from the United States and fine running by Sarah Inglis.

Sarah clocked 15:16.90 for the 5000m and that is inside the standard asked by Team Scotland for the Commonwealths in Birmingham and also inside the British Athletics mark for the Europeans in Munich in August.

It was a PB by around eight seconds for Sarah, who has just joined Puma Running in North Carolina.

At the same Sound Running meet, there was a fine 1500m win for Neil Gourley in 3:38.11 and there was a victory, too, for Jake Wightman in the 800m with 1:46.44. Josh Kerr clocked 13:37.99 in the 5000m. All three of these performances were Commonwealth standards.

Luke Caldwell, a GB marathon pick for Munich, was at 28:18.13 for the 10,000m (just outside the Team Scotland mark for the Commonwealths, which is 28:11.62).


Guy Learmonth opened his outdoor season with a sixth place run over 800m in Tokyo as he clocked 1:47.51.




Tags: Guy Learmonth, Jake Wightman, Josh Kerr, Luke Caldwell, Neil Gourley, Sammi Kinghorn

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