Sky Sports Living for Sport 2017
Katy Storie and Samantha Kinghorn have recently visited Tweedmouth Community Middle school as part of the Sky sports living for sport, Samantha Kinghorn first began wheelchair athletics when she was 16-years-old, following an accident on a farm which left her paralysed from the waist down.
Her greatest achievement so far is a bronze medal in the 2015 World Championships in Doha, but she hopes to achieve further success and medals in the coming years. Her hard work - which includes training two times a day, six days a week - was rewarded in 2016 when she qualified for the Paralympics in Rio. Samantha reached the final in three separate races and narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the Games.
During the morning of the visit pupils learned the following in the afternoon pupils were in the gym taking part in sporting games for example seated volleyball and blindfolded obstacle course
- Pupils learned all about Samantha’s childhood her accident and the 6 keys to success – these were designed by athletes on the 6 areas you need to help you succeed in sport.
- Mental Toughness
- Hunger to Achieve
- People Skills
- Sport & Life Knowledge
- Breaking Barriers
- Planning for Success
- Sporting Achievements: Samantha Kinghorn
- World Championships Bronze Medalist
- European Championships Triple Gold Medalist
Sporting Achievements: Katy Storie
- Six Nations Winner
- World Cup Silver Medalist
- England A Captain