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SportsAid announces annual One-to-Watch award shortlist for 2018

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SportsAid reveal the 10 athletes on the shortlist for this year’s One-to-Watch Award, which includes paratriathlete, Hannah Moore. The winner will be announced at the charity’s SportsBall in London on Thursday 15 November. The annual award looks to shine a spotlight on the achievements of Britain’s brightest young sporting prospects.

The One-to-Watch Award has an outstanding ‘Hall of Fame’ with double Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley winning the inaugural title when he was just 12-years-old. Paralympic champion Hollie Arnold MBE claimed the accolade in 2008 with para-athlete Sally Brown, hockey player Harry Martin, heptathlete Morgan Lake and sprinter Jodie Williams among the previous victors.

Triathlon has seen nominees and winners over the past few years with Alex Yee being presented the award by Sir Mo Farah in 2016, and Kate Waugh making the top ten for the 2017 One-to-Watch award after her performance in Rotterdam which saw Waugh take silver at the ITU World Championships.

The One-to-Watch Award shortlist for 2018 includes Youth Olympians and five junior world champions with many European and national accolades won by the nominees. Each of the athletes has been invited to attend the upcoming SportsBall to celebrate their achievements.

Aaliyah Powell, 16, from Huddersfield – taekwondo

Calvin Tarczy, 18, from Fortis Green – rowing (shortlisted for a second consecutive year)

Caroline Dubois, 17, from Chelsea – boxing (shortlisted for a second consecutive year)

Dominic Ogbechie, 16, from Belsize Park – athletics

Georgia Wilson, 23, from Abergele – para equestrian

Hannah Botterman, 19, from Luton – rugby union

Hannah Moore, 22, from Stalbridge – para triathlon

Harri Jenkins, 22, from Neath – para athletics

Kristal Awuah, 19, from Streatham – athletics

Lucy Turmel, 19, from Swilland – squash

The 10 athletes have been selected from around 1,000 rising British stars supported by SportsAid across more than 60 different sports during 2018. Each year, athletes are nominated by their sport’s governing body on the strength of their talent and potential, demonstrating why the One-to-Watch Award has gained such a strong reputation for identifying the best up-and-coming prospects.

The judging panel features Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Winckless MBE (chair), Dame Katherine Grainger, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, Natasha Baker MBE, a five-time Paralympic champion, Matt Slater, the Press Association’s Chief Sports Reporter, Joslyn Hoyte-Smith of the GB Olympians’ Association, Ian Braid, Managing Director of DOCIAsport, and SportsAid’s Laura Eddie.

Here's more information on Hannah Moore...

Hannah Moore (para triathlon)

22, from Stalbridge, Dorset

SportsAid award in 2018 (Nelsons)

TASS award in 2018/19  

  • Gold in the women’s PTS4 category at the ITU World Paratriathlon Championships 2018
  • Gold in the women’s PTS4 category at the ETU European Paratriathlon Championships 2018
  • Gold in the women’s PTS4 category at the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 2018

“I’m very honoured to be nominated and shortlisted for the top 10. There are big names who have won the award before and it’s nice to be recognised and potentially put in the same bracket as some of them. It’s all been way beyond what I ever expected. I planned the British Championships at the start of the year and now I’m sat here with all these medals in such a great place.

“I’ve got a great motivation to persevere in sport and while the rules will need to change for me to get into Tokyo, I’m determined to still make it. For me help with funding is vital because with my studying I don’t have time to work. I’m not on world-class funding so it just means being able to get to competitions. Paratriathlon takes a lot of commitment and it’s great to have SportsAid behind me.”

 

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