BORDERS athlete Samantha Kinghorn has been shortlisted for the title of Para Athlete of the Year by Scottish Athletics.

The 25-year-old wheelchair racer from Gordon won a silver medal in the women’s T53 400m race in Japan and a bronze one in the T53 100m.

Samantha is up against Kayleigh Haggo, Maria Lyle and Owen Miller for that 4J Studios-sponsored award.

The winner will be revealed at a ceremony in Glasgow on Saturday, October 9, with five-time Olympian Jo Pavey attending as guest of honour.

Pavey said: “It’s absolutely phenomenal that Scotland can have such a strong list of contenders for Athlete of the Year.

“Between them these athletes have won Olympic medals, broken British Records and Scottish Records and been prominent at the top of their sport on the global stage.

“They have all done so well and are all putting Scotland on the map of global athletics.

"Well done to everyone who has worked hard behind the scenes to support them all, too."