BORDERS athlete Samantha Kinghorn is ‘buzzing’ after an amazing week which culminated in breaking two world sprint records.

Last Monday she won the Women’s Elite wheelchair race at the Vitality 10,000m event in London completing the course in 24 minutes and 45 seconds.

Then on Saturday May 7 at a British Wheelchair Racing Association event at Stoke Mandeville the Paralympian from the village of Gordon broke the T53 100m world record with a time of 16.11 seconds and the 200m world record in a time of 28.50 seconds shaving 0.11 of her own record.

Sammi told the Border Telegraph: “I’m still buzzing. It hasn’t sunk in yet as it wasn’t something that I expected, especially in the conditions but I must be in good shape.

“It didn’t work out at the Paralympics in Tokyo last year but I knew I had it in me. I think Covid had more of an impact that I’d thought., but I am just so chuffed to have broken the world records.”

Sammi is funded for the 100m and 400m events but is now in training for the 1500m and hopes to represent Scotland at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Last month at the British Athletics Coventry Spring Meet she clocked 3:39.18 in the last event prior to the qualification deadline for that event.

After that she will return to the shorter distances for the Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024.

It has now transpired that because the event was not approved by the World Para Authority, Kinghorn’s times can’t be ratified as new global records.