12 Feb Help for Heroes athlete Scott Meenagh selected for Paralympics GB Team
Help for Heroes athlete Scott Meenagh, (who was based in Colchester, Essex, with the Parachute Regiment), has been selected for the Paralympics GB Team for the Winter Games; meaning that the team will be represented in Para Nordic skiing for the first time since Nagano 1998.
On his Games debut at PyeongChang 2018, Scott will represent the Paralympics GB Team 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.
Scott previously competed in Para rowing at an international level; he however made the switch to Nordic Skiing in March 2016.
He 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.”