Scott Meenagh has been selected for ParalympicsGB for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang in March.
He will be the first GB athlete since 1998 to compete in para Nordic skiing at the Games.
On his Games debut at PyeongChang 2018, Meenagh will represent ParalympicsGB in both cross country and biathlon. His selection means that the team will be represented in an historic five sports.
Meenagh, 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.
The 28-year-old previously competed in Para rowing at an international level, however he made the switch to Nordic Skiing in March 2016.
Scott 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.”
The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games take place from March 9-18.
Picture courtesy of the British Paralympic Association, with thanks.