Four-star Sammi’s back with a bang as she makes a winning return to the athletics arenaWorld recorder holder Sammi Kinghorn proved just FOUR-some as she enjoyed a triumphant return to the track.
The Mattioli Woods-sponsored wheelchair racer won all four of her events as she hit the comeback trail in style following a five-month break.
Sammi, 22, was taking part in the Godiva Classic in Coventry – her first taste of competitive action since the Commonwealth Games.
She stormed to victory in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m heats to make it a clean sweep – much to the delight of coach Ian Mirfin.
“Sammi performed brilliantly. I’m really pleased with the level she is at, given it’s only a couple of months back training,” he enthused.
“We haven’t done any specific speed work yet. It was just nice she had a chance to blow away the cobwebs at a more low-key event”.
Ian said strong winds had hampered Sammi’s finish times, but she still managed to post 30.50sec in the 200m – the second fastest in the world this year.
Sammi said: “I feel like I’m not too far away from my best, but also know I’ve much to improve on.
“I’m now looking forward to a couple of road races before a long winter training block and to be ready for a real season of sprints”.
Sammi was left paralysed after a freak accident on her father’s farm in the Scottish Borders when she was just 14-years-old.
She has gone on to be the world record holder at 200m and European record holder at 100m, 400m and 800m.
Mattioli Woods has sponsored her since the fledgling days of her time as an athlete and remains one of her most loyal supporters.
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