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Dumfries wheelchair racing star set for big things

16-year-old Shelby Watson from Dumfries is one of Britain's most outstanding young wheelchair athletes.

Having only taken up track racing at the start of the year, she is now ranked number one in the UK at every distance from the 100 to the 1,500 metres.

Shelby was born with Cerebral Palsy and competes in the T33 category of athletics against others with the same condition at a comparable severity.

Shelby has been selected to represent Scotland at the School Games in Manchester in September after her most recent race meeting in Grangemouth at the weekend.

Shelby is now ranked number one in the UK at every distance in wheelchair racing Credit: ITV Border

Shelby was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2012 Olympics in London and now trains regularly at the David Keswick Stadium in Dumfries.

Her dream is to become a gold medal winning Paralympian and set new world records for T33 athletes.

After just six months of training she is already close to the record time at a number of her distances.

Find out more about Shelby's sporting progress on her athletic profile here.