Fourteen SportsAid athletes win top BOA awards

19 January, 2011

Of the 30 winners of the current British Olympic Association Athlete of the Year award, 14 are SportsAid athletes.

Each of these exceptional athletes has been recognised for being Britain’s best hope in the Summer or Winter Olympic discipline in which they compete. Many, like SportsAid alumni Rebecca Adlington and Amy Williams are already well-known medal winners, while others, like 17-year-old table tennis star Liam Pitchford, are bright hopes for the future.

On receiving her award, Olympic gold medal holder Amy Williams, who attended our SportsBall only a few weeks earlier, said:

"I'm delighted to receive the BOA Olympic Athlete of the Year award. This caps a really special year for me, the highlight of which was of course becoming Olympic Champion in Vancouver."

The 14 winners who are either current or past recipients of SportsAid awards are: 

  • AJ Rosen (luge)
  • Amy Williams (bobsleigh/skeleton) 
  • Andrew Musgrave (skiing)
  • Chrystall Nicoll (fencing)
  • Ed McKeever (canoeing)
  • Holly Lam-Moores (handball)
  • Jade Jones (taekwondo)
  • Laura Bechtolsheimer (equestrian)
  • Liam Pitchford (table tennis)
  • Mo Farah (athletics)
  • Nathan French (volleyball)
  • Rajiv Ouseph (badminton)
  • Rebecca Adlington (aquatics)
  • Sam Weale (modern pentathlon)

The full list of all 30 award winners is available on the BOA website.