BORDERER Samantha Kinghorn has been named in the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for July’s World Para-athletics Championships in Paris.

Sammi, from Gordon in Berwickshire, will compete in the T53 100m, 400m, 800m and 4x100m universal relay races.

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The championships, to run from July 8-17, are being staged for the first time since 2019.

They had been held every two years since 2011, but the scheduled 2021 championships in Kobe, Japan, have been put back until 2024 – initially to avoid a clash with the delayed 2020 Paralympics, and then because of COVID concerns.

July’s event will be good preparation for the Paralympics in Paris in 2024, according to Tom Paulson, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team leader for the championships.

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Kinghorn posted on social media: “So pleased to have been selected for my fourth World Championship!

“I can’t wait to compete next month in Paris.”