Supporting Sammi on her incredible journey
When Samantha 'Sammi' Kinghorn lined up for the final of the T54 1500m wheelchair race at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the roars of Team HM almost matched those of the Hampden crowd.
As Legal Advisers to Glasgow 2014, watching her compete in such an arena and defy the odds to finish fifth in her first major international competition was the highlight of the Games for us.
When we were selecting an athlete to support on their journey to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games we knew what we were looking for - and it didn't take us long to spot someone from whom these qualities shone.
Sammi was just 18 when she competed at Glasgow 2014. You may have heard her story. If not, you'll find it in her blogs on this site which follow her story throughout the year leading up to the Commonwealth Games up to the present day.
In 2014 Sammi went on to become a triple European champion. In October 2015 she won a bronze medal in the T53 200m at the World Championships in Doha. Then, in May 2016 she set four European records in one weekend.
Sammi's next goal is the Rio Paralympics 2016 as she becomes increasingly regarded as one of the UK's top para athletes.
Bronze medallist at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Doha
Sammi announced herself on the global stage in incredible style during the World Championships in Doha, held from 22-31 October 2015.
She had the most gruelling schedule of any athlete in the competition, with eight races in six days. However, in her very first event, the 200m, Sammi claimed Bronze, just missing out on silver by a few hundredths of a second.
You can see a clip of her bronze medal winning performance here.
She then went on to reach the final at every distance, finishing 5th in the 100m, 6th in the 400m and 7th in the 800m.
You can see a clip of the 800m race below.
Keep up to date with Sammi
Dreaming big - Rio 2016
Sammi said: "I'm so happy to continue to work with Harper Macleod. Over the past year I've met loads of people within the firm and they've been so friendly and got behind me so much that it's been a great experience. Team Kinghorn and Team HM have come together and it feels like I'm part of the firm. I'm proud to represent Harper Macleod and do my best to repay their faith in me.
"Wheelchair racing is an expensive sport. The training is intensive and I have to do a lot of travelling to get the high level competition I require. Having the support of businesses such as Harper Macleod means so much and it's great that we are continuing to work together."
Sammi has continued to set new standards, and is in the top tier of the Paralympic Podium Potential Funding category, which sees her among those tipped for medals at future Paralympic Games.
She provides an example to everyone. She dreams big but knows that only one person can make those dreams come true. And she works to make it so. Hard.
Behind the engaging personality is a young athlete who knows where she's going and what it's going to take to get there. We're just delighted to be able to assist her on the way.
Sammi Kinghorn is driven to perform. We couldn't wish for a better ambassador.
Watch the film we made with Sammi at the start of our journey
Sammi's twitter feed
Tweets by @Sam_Kinghorn
Sammi Kinghorn talks for 16.62 seconds on...
Samantha 'Sammi' Kinghorn is Scotland's leading wheelchair racer and Harper Macleod's Athlete Ambassador. While she's on the track her only thoughts are of going as fast as she can towards the finishing line, but what else could through Sammi's head in the time she takes to race 100m? Check out our videos for a sprint through the mind of Sammi Kinghorn as she prepares to make her dreams come true.
Greatness Begins Behind the Scenes
This film, which we made with Sammi ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, is a tribute to the skill, dedication, passion, support and partnerships that enable her to deliver truly world class results – underpinning our belief that Greatness Begins Behind the Scenes.
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