Scott Meenagh

Scott Meenagh

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Cumbernauld, Scotland

  • Date of Birth

    15/09/1989

  • Classification

    LW12 in PeyongChang

Athlete main content

Events

Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon

Bio

Scott Meenagh was inspired 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.

Prior to that Scott competed in para rowing at an international level. He started Nordic Skiing in December 2014 and made the switch from rowing full time in March 2016.

Scott made his competitive debut for Great Britain at the World Cup in Vuokatti, Finland in December 2016.

Scott Meenagh in action at PyeongChang 2018

At the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Scott became the first British Para Nordic skier to represent his country at that level. He raced six times at PyeongChang, covering 60km, with his best result coming in the men’s 12.5km sitting biathlon where he finished 13th.

As a youngster Scott played rugby competitively and represented West of Scotland and Scotland under 18s.

He was injured when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) while serving in Afghanistan at the age of 21.

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