Borders athlete aims for Commonwealth Games glory

A girl from the Scottish Borders is hoping to be competing in the next paralymic games in Rio de Janerio.

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"I didn't ever think I'd be racing for my country"

Samantha in training Credit: ITV News Border

Samantha Kinghorn says it has still not sunk in that she will represent her country at the Commonwealth Games next year.

The 17-year-old wheelchair racer is the youngest member of the Scottish squad.

She said:

"We got a letter through the door. It is crazy because when I came into sport I just wanted to meet people that had gone through the same thing as me.

"I didn't think that I could be racing for my country. It is just absolutely amazing when you have actually been selected for the commonwealth squad. I keep thinking, "is this actually happening to me?"

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