Samantha Kinghorn from Gordon in the Scottish Borders has been inspired by this years Paralympic Games, and is hoping to compete in 2016.
The 16-year-old was left paralysed after breaking her spine two years ago.
However, in just five months she has risen through the ranks as a paralympic hopeful for wheelchair racing at Rio de Janeiro in four years time.
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