City sprinter Arnott in the running for top national award

James ArnottCITY sprinter James Arnott is in the running for a top national award.

The 18-year-old has been named on a 10-athlete shortlist for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award.

Fellow Plymothian Tom Daley is a previous winning of the award, which goes to young athlete tipped for major success.

This year’s shortlist was selected from 1,200 rising British stars who are supported by SportsAid across 60 different sports.

Arnott has had a successful 2015, which saw him win 200m gold at the IWAS World Junior Games in Holland and a silver in the 100m. He also won senior medals at the IPC Grand Prix events in Germany and London and set a new personal best.

The City of Plymouth athlete, who trains at Oaklands College in St Alban’s, said: “I am extremely grateful and happy to be placed in the top 10 for such a prestigious award – it really makes me feel that my work hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“Over the past season I have had a couple of international encounters which are always a massive highlight for me with the excitement of going abroad and representing your country.

“My main highlight was getting the opportunity to run against the best in the world at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium in the London Anniversary Games.”

The winner of the award will be announced at SportsBall at Hilton Park Lane in London on November 5.



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