Para skier Meengah joins PyeongChang line up

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Para Nordic skier, Scott Meenagh, will represent ParalympicsGB for the Winter Games. This is the first time since the Nagano games of 1998 that ParalympicsGB will have representation in the sport.

Meenagh will represent Paralympics GB in both cross country and biathlon, across an historic five sports.

The athlete who was injured whilst on active service in Afghanistan at the age of 21, was encouraged to try Para Nordic skiing after getting a taste of winter sport during Sochi 2014, which he experienced as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme. His debut at PyeongChang 2018 is yet another boost for ParalympicsGB.

Scott Meenagh said: “It’s an incredible feeling to know my name is on the team sheet and that I’m set to achieve my goal of representing Great Britain at a Paralympic Games. I can’t wait to get out to South Korea to compete and I’m determined to give my very best performance.

“I’ve totally fallen in love with this sport and I hope that I will encourage others to follow me so that we can develop Para Nordic skiing further for Beijing 2022.”

Penny Briscoe OBE, Chef de Mission for ParalympicsGB, said: “I’m absolutely delighted for Scott and I’d like to congratulate him on his selection to the team. He is a talented athlete who has made impressive progress since he started competing on snow and I look forward to cheering him on in South Korea.

“His development in the sport is also testament to the support and commitment from Help for Heroes and the Armed Forces Para Snowsport Team and I’d like to thank them for their work to help get Scott to the start line in PyeongChang.”

There are now 17 athletes currently selected to represent ParalympicsGB. Each of the sports will come together on Thursday 15 February in celebration of athletes selection before they all jet of to South Korea.

 

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games take place from March 9-18.