TWO Borders athletes have been named on the British Athletics Paralympic World Class Programme.

The boost for wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn and sight-impaired sprinter Libby Clegg comes ahead of this year's Paralympics in Japan.

The programme is for athletes considered to be vying for podium places at the global event in August, and provides financial backing and support during training and race preparations.

Clegg, who has just returned to competition after having her first child, broke the world record in the T11 200 metres on her way to completing an Olympic sprint double in Rio.

The 30-year-old from Newcastleton will again be vying for gold in Japan.

Kinghorn from Gordon was just outside the medals in Rio.

But the 24-year-old did win double gold at the the London World Championships in the T53 100 and 200 metres, and will be aiming to reach the podium in Japan.