Borderers for 2014 Games

Two athletes from the Borders will be representing Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Samantha Kinghorn "absolutely ecstatic"

At 17-years-old Samantha Kinghorn is the youngest person to be chosen for the 2014 Commonwealth Games team.

She took up wheelchair racing after an accident at her family farm left her paralysed in 2010.

"I'm absolutely ecstatic. I hoped I would be selected, but actually seeing it written on the screen is amazing.

"When I started 2 years ago I thought it would be a little hobby to take me out, I didn't ever think it would take me this far but I am so pleased it has."

– Samantha Kinghorn

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Border athletes picked for Commonwealth squad

Samantha Kinghorn Credit: ITV News Border

Four Athletes from the Borders will be representing Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Para-athletes Samantha Kinghorn, a wheelchair racer from Gordon and Libby Clegg, a paralympic runner from Newcastleton will be representing Team Scotland, as will runners Guy Learmonth from Berwick and Chris O'Hare from West Linton.

27 sportsmen and women have been named in the first round of the team selection, with 300 days to go until the Commonwealth Games begin.

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