Scott Meenagh

Scott Meenagh

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Cumbernauld, Scotland

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification


Athlete main content


Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon


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.

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.

Since making his Paralympic debut in Pyeongchang Scott has continued to impress on the international circuit, claiming a host of top-10 results at the 2019 World Championships in Prince George, Canada.

Despite an interrupted 2021 season, Scott finished 8th in the long distance cross country event at the delayed 2021 World Championships, taking place in Lillehammer, Norway in January 2022.

Returning for his second Games at Beijing 2022, Scott produced his best-ever Paralympic result when he finished 6th in the long distance biathlon race.

Scott Meenagh in action at Beijing 2022

Major results

2022 Paralympic Winter Games, Beijing, China

  • Biathlon sprint: 9th
  • Biathlon middle distance: 9th
  • Biathlon long distance: 6th
  • Cross country middle distance: 16th
  • Cross country long distance: 12th
  • Open 4 x 2.5km relay: 12th

2018 Winter Paralympic Games, Pyeongchang, South Korea

  • Biathlon sprint: 18th
  • Biathlon long distance: 17th
  • Biathlon middle distance: 13th
  • Cross Country sprint: 16th
  • Cross Country distance: 14th
  • Cross country Middle distance: 14th

2021 World Championships, Lillehammer, Norway (delayed to January 2022)

  • Biathlon sprint: 12th
  • Biathlon middle distance: 15th
  • Biathlon long distance: 9th
  • Cross country sprint: 13th
  • Cross country middle distance: 14th
  • Cross country long distance: 8th

2019 World Championships, Prince George, Canada

  • Biathlon middle Distance: 8th
  • Cross country middle Distance:8th
  • Cross country sprint: 10th
  • Biathlon sprint:11th
  • Biathlon long Distance:8th
  • Cross country long Distance: 6th

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