Junior Road Race World Champion Lucy Garner has made the shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2011 award.
Lucy Garner takes the world title with a sensational sprint
The 17 year-old became Britain's first women's Junior Road Race World Champion since Nicole Cooke in 2001, sprinting home in Copenhagen in September. The Leicestershire rider also won the road race and team time trial at the 2011 Youth Commonwealth Games on the Isle of Man.
The ten contenders shortlisted for the award are:
Lucy Garner, Cycling
Liam Broady, Tennis
Sally Brown, Athletics
Tom Daley, Diving
Jack Laugher, Diving
Pat McCormack, Boxing
Laura Robson, Tennis
Eleanor Simmonds, Swimming
Lauren Taylor, Golf
Anthony Watson, Rugby Union
The BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award is in its 10th anniversary year. It is awarded to the outstanding young sportsperson of the year, who is aged 16 or under on 1 January 2011, selected from nominations made to the BBC and by sports governing bodies via the Youth Sport Trust. Previous winners include Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott and Andy Murray.
The shortlist is drawn from the nominations by a panel of judges chaired by BBC Sport's John Inverdale. The panel also includes BBC Sport presenters Jake Humphrey, Ore Oduba and Sonali Shah, two representatives from the Youth Sports Trust, former Young Sports Personality of the Year winner, Amy Spencer and three representatives from the Sports Personality of the Year production team.
The judging panel will meet again on Monday 6 December to shorten the list down to three contenders and then choose a winner by secret ballot. The winner will be announced live at BBC Sports Personality of the Year, taking place this year at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays on Thursday 22 December.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year is presented by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Jake Humphrey. In addition to Young Sports Personality of the Year there will also be awards for:
- Sports Personality of the Year
- Team of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
- Helen Rollason Award
- Sports Unsung Hero
For voting criteria on all the Awards, further information and updates please visit www.bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality.