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HEPATHLETE AND HAM­MER MAN NAMED BASC JU­NIORS OF 2018

NIAMH EMER­SON and Jake Nor­ris have been named ju­nior ath­letes of the year by the Bri­tish Ath­let­ics Sup­port­ers’ Club.

Emer­son, the world un­der-20 hep­tathlon cham­pion and Com­mon­wealth bronze medal­list, took the Katharine Merry tro­phy for the best 18-19-year-old fe­male, while Nor­ris, who won world un­der-20 ham­mer gold with a UK ju­nior record of 80.65m, is the win­ner of the Ron Jewkes Tro­phy for the best 18-19-year-old male in 2018.

Keely Hodgkin­son and Max Bur­gin, mean­while, have been named top youth ath­letes of the year by the BASC. The duo won Euro­pean un­der-18 ti­tles at 800m this year.

The BASC, who hold their an­nual din­ner on Novem­ber 17, also awarded the Su­san­nah In­gram prizes for dis­abil­ity ath­letes of 2018 to sprint­ers Kare Adene­gan and Thomas Young.

Kare Adene­gan has also won the BBC young sports per­son­al­ity of the year award. The 17-year-old set a world record in the T34 100m at the Müller An­niver­sary Games and also be­came Euro­pean cham­pion. She was an­nounced as the win­ner at the Ra­dio 1 Teen Awards in Lon­don

nJake Nor­ris: world un­der-20 cham­pion

Niamh Emer­son: great year in com­bined events

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