Paralympic Debut for Scotland’s Meenagh

Scotland’s Scott Meenagh has been selected to the ParalympicsGB team for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games, meaning the team will be represented in Para Nordic skiing for the first time since Nagano 1998.

Scott will make his Paralympic debut and will compete in both cross country and biathlon. His selection means that the team will be represented in an historic five sports.

Scott, 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.

He has also competed in Para Rowing at an international level, however he made the switch to Nordic Skiing in March 2016.

Speaking about his selection, Scott 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.”

Scott’s announcement takes the number of athletes currently selected for the ParalympicsGB team to 17 after athletes were selected in Para Alpine Skiing, Para Snowboard and Wheelchair Curling.

Scott joins fellow Scot’s Aileen Neilson, Angie Malone MBE, Gregor Ewan, Robert McPherson and Hugh Nibloe from Wheelchair Curling and Brett Wilde (guide) from Para Alpine Skiing on the ParalympicsGB team at PyeongChang 2018.

All ParalympicGB sports will come together on Thursday 15th February to celebrate their selection to the team before the athletes begin to depart for South Korea.

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