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Harper Macleod congratulates athlete ambassador Sammi Kinghorn on becoming a double World Champion

Harper Macleod, one of Scotland's leading law firms, has congratulated its long-term Athlete Ambassador, wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn, on becoming a double World Champion.

At the World Para Athletics Championships in London, which came to a close on Sunday night, Sammi won an amazing sprint double, taking gold in the 100m and 200m in the T53 category (and breaking her own world record in the latter).

Sammi Samantha Kinghorn Wheelchair Racer Harper Macleod

She also added a bronze in the 400m for good measure as she announced herself to the British public as one of our new athletics stars.

Harper Macleod has been part of Team Kinghorn since 2013, when Sammi was a 17-year-old novice trying to qualify for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to which the law firm was Official Legal Advisers.

The firm, which has Scotland's leading sports law practice, has continued to support the Borders girl over the past four years, during which time she has become Britain's fastest ever female wheelchair racer and achieved one of her lifetime ambitions of becoming a world champion.

Martin Darroch, Chief Executive of Harper Macleod, said: "Sammi has being doing us and everyone else who supports her proud since day one, so we were delighted to see her so ecstatic as she became World Champion - twice. The Championships in London have been fantastic spectacle and it's great that the whole country has been able to see what we've known for a long time – that Sammi is a special talent and a special personality.

"We're lucky to have been with her on the journey to this point, and I know that she'll not stop pushing herself harder and harder to achieve the rest of her goals. We could not ask for a better ambassador for Harper Macleod."

The next big goal for Sammi is a world away from the sprints, as she looks to do her first marathon to qualify for the event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia early next year. The next World Championships take place in 2019 which will set her up for the big one – the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

You can find out more about Sammi Kinghorn and Harper Macleod here.