Sammi delighted to sign new ambassador deal

Martin Darroch, chief executive of Harper Macleod, with Sammi Kinghorn
Martin Darroch, chief executive of Harper Macleod, with Sammi Kinghorn

Paralympian Samantha Kinghorn, Scotland’s leading wheelchair racer, has signed up as leading law firm Harper Macleod’s Athlete Ambassador for a further year – the fourth year of their partnership.

Following her fantastic performances in Rio, where the 20-year-old reached the final in all three of her events and smashed her own European record for the 800m by four seconds, she is now setting her sights on the next challenges.

The IPC Athletics World Championships return to the London Stadium in July 2017, while Sammi and her coach Ian Mirfin are planning to target marathon qualification for the 2018 Commonwealth Games by competing in next year’s Chicago Marathon in October.

Sammi said: “I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today without all the help and support I’ve received from Harper Macleod and I’m extremely grateful that they are continuing to back me.

“I feel like part of the firm and as well as loving the fact that Team HM across the country is cheering me on, it has been a great learning experience to carry out the ambassador role. I’ve grown a lot on and off the track since we began and hopefully the next year will bring even more great experiences for us all.”

Martin Darroch, chief executive of Harper Macleod, said: “We’ve watched Sammi grow from a 17-year-old novice to become an elite Paralympian and European No.1 over the course of three incredible years.

“Beyond her athletic performances she has been a tremendous ambassador for the firm. Everyone who meets Sammi is enthralled both by the way she has overcome adversity and her positive, can-do attitude to every challenge she takes on.”