26 December 2010

Athletes awarded by British Olympic Association

British Olympic Association (BOA) have awarded the athletes with  'Athletes of year' award in different categories this Tuesday. In a headliner, Mo Farah who won two European Gold medals has been named for track-and-field athlete of the year.
Mo Farah won the 5000m and 10000m race title in Barcelona, thus he was the choice for British Olympic Association ahead of heptathlon star Jessica Ennis. Farah's award comes after he missed out on a place in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year short-list. Whereas, Ennis finished third at the BBC awards for the second year in a row.
On the other hand Adlington was named Aquatics Performer of the year for her two golds at Commonwealth games.

England's Rebecca AdlingtonShe said: 
'' I'm proud and honoured to have won this award in 2010, given the achievements of so many British swimmers at both the European Championships and Commonwealth Games."

Amongst the winners was  Amy Williams who won the Winter Olympic gold medallist, whose performance in the skeleton in Whistler saw her become the first individual British champion for 30 years.
Amy said: 
 ''I'm delighted to receive the BOA Olympic Athlete of the Year award. This caps a really special year for me.''
BOA Olympic Athletes of the Year for each sport:
Aquatics - Rebecca Adlington
Archery - Alison Williamson
Athletics - Mo Farah
Badminton - Rajiv Ouseph
Basketball - Pops Mensah-Bonsu
Boxing - Tom Stalker
Canoeing - Ed McKeever
Cycling - Emma Pooley
Equestrian - Laura Bechtolsheimer
Fencing - Chrystall Nicoll
Gymnastics - Beth Tweddle
Handball - Holly Lam-Moores
Hockey - Helen Richardson
Judo - Euan Burton
Modern Pentathlon - Sam Weale
Sailing - Ed Wright
Shooting - Elena Allen
Table Tennis - Liam Pitchford
Taekwondo - Jade Jones
Tennis - Andy Murray
Triathlon - Jonathan Brownlee
Volleyball - Nathan French
Weightlifting - Peter Kirbride
Wrestling - Myroslav Dykun
Biathlon - Lee Jackson
Bobsleigh/Skeleton - Amy Williams
Curling - Eve Muirhead
Luge - AJ Rosen
Skating - Sinead and John Kerr
Skiing - Andrew Musgrave

Ice hockey, football and rowing are yet to announce their Olympic Athlete of the Year for 2010.


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