20th May 2017


It has been quite a US series for Sammi Kinghorn (coach: Ian Mirfin) as she added to last week’s T53 200m world record with two European records at the Fast Cow Invitational in Indianapolis.

In the 100m, she lowered her previous best with a 16.32 (-0.5 m/s) clocking to win overall. She held the previous European record with a 16.62 time from 2016, so this was a significant improvement to the area mark.

It was a similar outcome in the 400m where she competed alongside legend of the sport, USA’s Tatyana McFadden (T54). Kinghorn finished second in the race to record a time of 55.08 which was again an improvement from last year’s 55.27 clocking in Switzerland.

After setting a T53 200m world record of 28.67 last week in Arizona, she was not far behind that time once again with 28.83 (0.0) to finish third in the race behind the American T54 athletes McFadden and Cheri Madsen. In fact, it was the second fastest 200m time ever by a T53 athlete which shows the current dominance the Briton has over the event.

The world and European medallist was not finished there either, competing over 800m and 1500m as well. In the former, she clocked a time of 1:50.00 to place second, whilst in the latter; she gained valuable tactical experience to finish fifth in a time of 3:31.36, her second quickest time over the distance.

Kinghorn now travels to Switzerland to compete in Arbon next week.

Results from the Fast Cow Invitational can be found here: http://www.timingmd.net/Results/track/fast_5_19_17/index.htm