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Meenagh named in GB Winter Paras squad

Meenagh named in GB Winter Paras squad

Former Invictus Games medalist Scott Meenagh will be in ParalympicsGB's para nordic skiing team for the Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Meenagh has won multiple medals at the Invictus Games since 2014, and his selection in the Paralympics means the GB team will be represented in five sports in South Korea.

The 28-year-old, injured on active duty in Afghanistan seven years ago, got a taste of winter sports action during Sochi 2014 as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme, and he hasn't looked back. 

Taking part in both the biathlon and cross country, it will be the first time that Great Britain has been represented in five sports at a Winter Games, and the first time in 20 years GB are represented in para nordic skiing.

Speaking about his inclusion, Meenagh 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.”

In the lead up to the announcement, Meenagh produced the best biathlon results in his career.

The ParalympicsGB team now consists of 17 athletes, with the Games taking place between 9-18 March.

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