Golden girl up for Ath­lete of the Year

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

Bri­tain’s most suc­cess­ful win­ter Olympian of all time, Lizzy Yarnold, has been nom­i­nated for Ath­lete of the Year.

Af­ter win­ning back-to-back golds at the Sochi and PyeongChang Games, the for­mer Maid­stone Gram­mar School for Girls pupil, from West Kings­down, said she wanted her suc­cess to in­spire young­sters to ex­er­cise more and to pro­mote a healthy body im­age, for girls espe­cially.

Ath­lete of the Year is one of the cat­e­gories up for grabs as part of this year’s Na­tional Lot­tery Awards. The win­ner will re­ceive £5,000 for a char­ity of their choice, with vot­ing open un­til mid­night on Septem­ber 14.

Vote on­line at lot­tery­good­causes.org.uk/awards

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