13 November 2019

Five women named in shortlist for SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award

SportsAid have revealed their 10 athlete shortlist for the 2019 One-to-Watch Award.

The award looks to highlight future British sporting stars and celebrate the achievements of young sporting prospects in this country. 

Previous winners include Tom Daley, Courtney Tulloch, and Hollie Arnold MBE, who between them have amassed 42 senior medals across Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games as well as world and European Championships.

This year the shortlist consists of five female and five male athletes selected from around 1000 British rising stars across more than 60 different able-bodied and para-sports. 

Athletes are nominated by their sport's governing body and the winner will be chosen by an expert judging panel including Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Winckless MBE, Dame Katherine Grainger and five-time Paralympic champion Natasha Baker MBE.

The winner will be announced at SportsAid's 'Celebrate the Next' awards ceremony in London on November 19.

The nominations are as follows:

Aaliyah Powell (17) - Taekwondo

17-year-old Aaliyah Powell impressed at her first senior World Championships this year (GB Taekwondo)

Bronze in women's -53kg at World Taekwondo Championships 2019 (senior), Gold in women's -52kg at Luxembourg Open 2019 (junior), Gold in women's -46kg at World Taekwondo Junior Championships 2018.

Amy Hunt (17) - Athletics

Amy Hunt set an U18 200m World record this year (Mark Shearman)

Gold in 200m and 4x100m relay at European U20 Athletics Championships 2019, set women's U18 200m world record at Bauhaus Gala 2019 (22.42 seconds).

Antonia Bunyan (19) - Goalball

Antonia Bunyan now has her eyes on a spot at the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020 (Goalball UK)

Bronze at IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships 2019 and second top goalscorer (U19s), sixth at IBSA Goalball International Paralympic Qualifier (senior).

Ellie Challis (15) - Para Swimming

Ellis Challis impressed at this year's IPC World Para Swimming Championships in London (British Swimming)

Bronze in women's S3 Backstroke as well as finishing fifth, eighth and 10th across multiple classifications at IPC World Para Swimming Championships 2019 (senior), set one world and two European records at the Championships.

Katie Shanahan (15) - Swimming

Katie Shanahan won six medals at the European Youth Olympic Festival this year (Scottish Swimming)

Gold in both 400m and 200m individual medley and 200m backstroke, silver in 4x100m medley relay, 4x100m freestyle relay and 4x100m mixed medley relay at European Youth Olympic Festival 2019, bronze in women's 400m individual medley at European Junior Championships 2019.

Abdallah Eissa (13) - Squash

AbdAllah Eissa has a wealth of titles to show for his efforts this year (Steve Cubbins)

British Junior Open Boys' Squash champion 2019 (U13s), gold at both the Five Nations and European Team Squash Championships 2019 (U15s).

Charlie Aldridge (18) - Cycling

Charlie Aldridge made history as the first Brit to win a UCI Mountain Bike Junior series round outside the UK (SWPix)

Gold in men's cross-country at UCI Mountain Bike World Championships 2019 (junior), Gold in men’s HSBC UK National Cross Country Series - Rounds 1, 2 and 3 (junior), First Brit to win  a UCI Mountain Bike Junior Series 2019 Round on foreign soil (Albstadt, Nove Mesto).

Daniel Atkins (18) - Canoeing

Daniel Atkins claimed four gold medals across various championships in 2019 (AEPhotos)

Gold in K1M 200M at ICF World Junior Canoe Sprint Championships and ECA European Junior Canoe Sprint Championships and gold in K1M 200m and K2M 200m at National Junior Championships 2019.

Enriko Itauma (14) - Boxing

Enriko Itauma dominated the 80kg+ category in 2019 (England Boxing)

Gold in 80kg+ category at EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships, EUBC Schoolboys European Boxing Championships 2018 and Schweriner Boxturnier 2019 via stoppage (junior).

Karim Chan (19) - Para Athletics

Karim Chan retained his world title in the T20 long jump at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships 2019 (Luc Percival)

Gold in T20 Long jump at World Para Athletics Junior Championships 2019 and 2017, gold in T20/F38 long jump at the England Athletics Under-17s Championships 2019.

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