Sammi Kinghorn, World Champion & HM athlete ambassador

Supporting World Champion 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.

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 when she is already Britain's fastest ever female wheelchair racer, a Paralympian, a World Record holder and a double World Champion.

Double World Champion, 2017

In the summer of 2017, Sammi achieved one of her lifetime ambitions when she completed an amazing sprint double over 100m & 200m at the World Para Athletics Championships in London. She broke her own 200m world record in the final, and went on to add a bronze medal in the 400m for good measure. 

London was the culmination of a meteoric rise in the sport, and announced her to the Great British public as one of our new athletics superstars.

You can read a report of her achievements on the BBC here

You can see a clip of her gold medal winning performance below:

The road to Rio

After her Commonwealth Games efforts, 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. 

All this led to Rio 2016 and her first ever Paralympics. In Rio she reached the final in all three of her events, the 100m, 400m and 800m, the last one in a new personal best and European record.

Sammi Samantha Kinghorn Wheelchair Racer Harper Macleod

Sammi Last Race Doha

Bronze medallist at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Doha

Sammi first announced herself on the global stage during the World Championships in Doha, held from 22-31 October 2015.

You can see a clip of her bronze medal winning performance here.

Keep up to date with Sammi

Remember, you can also keep up to date with the latest news from Sammi on Twitter and Facebook, as well as her own website.

Dreaming big

Sammi said: "I'm so happy to continue to work with Harper Macleod. Over the years 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 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

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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