Date of birth16 September 1989
ClubGB Para Nordic
DisciplineLW12 Sit Skier
Scott has a proud military background. He is one of the few to make the elite 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment, renowned as one of the toughest military training programmes in the world. In 2011, while Scott was serving in Helmand province of Afghanistan, he stepped on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and lost both his legs.
Inspired by sport and driven by the memory of lost colleagues, along with the immeasurable support from the staff at DMRC Headley Court and the Help for Heroes Sports Recovery programme, Scott learned to walk again on prosthetic legs.
In 2014, after his appointment as Invictus Games Captain of the British Armed Forces Rowing Team, where he won two silver medals, Scott was invited to train full-time with the GB Paralympic Rowing team, narrowly missing out on selection to the Rio Games in 2016.
Scott had enjoyed a taste of winter sport during the Winter Paralympics in Sochi 2014, which he experienced as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme. After the disappointment of Rio, he turned his attention to Para Nordic Skiing which consists of two disciplines; cross-country skiing and biathlon. Scott made his competitive debut for Great Britain at the World Cup in Vuokatti, Finland in December 2016.
Scott qualified for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games where he became the first ParalympicsGB Para Nordic skier to compete for 20 years and the first ever GB athlete to compete in a sitting class. Not content with this, he also competed in six cross country and biathlon races in just eight days, covering 60km - one of only three GB athletes to ever achieve the same. His best result was in the men’s 12.5km sitting biathlon where he finished 13th.
Hailed as one of the most inspiring athletes to come out of the 2018 games, Scott continues to train and compete at world level, with a focus on reaching the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing.