SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award winners set for Rio Olympics and Paralympics

SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award is presented at the charity’s annual SportsBall to celebrate the very best of Britain’s young sporting talent. Six out of 10 previous winners of the award will be representing Great Britain in Rio with Tom Daley, Hollie Arnold, Jodie Williams, Harry Martin, Amber Hill and Morgan Lake all preparing to perform on the world's biggest stage.
02 August, 2016

SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award is presented at the charity’s annual SportsBall to celebrate the very best of Britain’s young sporting talent. Six out of 10 previous winners of the award will be representing Great Britain in Rio with Tom Daley, Hollie Arnold, Jodie Williams, Harry Martin, Amber Hill and Morgan Lake all preparing to perform on the world's biggest stage.

Tom Daley (diving) 2006 winner

Tom’s huge potential was quickly identified as he received support from SportsAid as an 11 and 12 year old. He won the One-to-Watch Award having secured titles at the British Championships and the Australian Junior Elite Diving Championships in the 10m platform. Rio will be Tom’s third Olympics having appeared at Beijing 2008, aged just 14, and winning bronze at London 2012.

Hollie Arnold (para athletics) - 2008 winner

Hollie experienced her first Paralympics in Beijing having turned 14 not long before. She came 11th in the F42-46 javelin and was presented with the One-to-Watch Award a couple of months after returning from China. She has since competed at London 2012, and won the IPC World Championships in 2013 and 2015 in the F46 category. Hollie will be hoping to secure her first Paralympic medal in Rio.

Jodie Williams (athletics) - 2009 winner

Jodie is heading out to her first Olympics in Rio to run the 200m for Team GB. She was crowned winner of the One-to-Watch Award having continued her outstanding form as a junior with gold medals in the 100m and 200m at the IAAF World Youth Championships. She received the award from Christine Ohuruogu, a recipient of SportsAid support in 2001, who will now be a team-mate in Brazil.

Harry Martin (hockey) - 2010 winner

Harry had just burst onto the scene for both the Great Britain and England senior squads when he won the One-to-Watch Award. He was the youngest member of the fourth-placed England team at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi that summer at 17 years old. He now has 77 caps for England and 69 for Great Britain, who he played for at London 2012, and will be adding to that total in Rio.

Amber Hill (shooting) - 2013 winner

 

Amber received the One-to-Watch Award from Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of SportsAid, shortly after becoming the youngest ever winner of a gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup series aged 16. She specialises in skeet shooting and won gold at the Baku 2015 European Games to obtain an additional Olympic quota place for Team GB in Rio.

Morgan Lake (athletics) - 2014 winner

Morgan was the standout winner of the One-to-Watch Award having taken a double gold medal haul in the heptathlon and high jump at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Oregon in 2014. The year before, she broke a British junior high jump record that had stood for 23 years after clearing 1.93m. Morgan will be Team GB’s sole representative in the women’s high jump in Rio.

You can be there for SportsAid's 40th anniversary SportsBall at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday 24 November 2016. Tables and individual places are available from £275.