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Emily goes one better at Nípton Awards!

Emily Williams was triumphant at the prestigious 2017 Northampton Leisure Trust Sports Awards winning the young sportswoman of the year award, going one better than 2016 when she was a runner up in the same category.

Emily Williams crowned Young Sportswoman of the year

Emily was voted ahead of Paralympian Swimmer Ellie Robinson who won in 2016 & also scooped the 2016 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award after claiming gold at the Rio Paralympics. Emily also beat British Kick boxing champion Trinity Leeson-Rice which underlines the magnificent year she has had, which saw her become the British & Irish U17 800m Champion.

Emily’s consistency in 2017 has been quite incredible, running 12 times inside the gold standard for athletics the AAA common standards (6 time each for 800m & 1500m) and she has also broken the KTH club record for 800/ 1500m on 11 occasions. Her track season will go down as one of the best of all-time by a bottom year U17 UK athlete.

She was crowned English Schools & SIAB British & Irish U17 800m champion in back to back weeks in July, and her consistency has seen her elevated to a true world class athlete with a No1 ranking in the world for both 800m & 1500m under the IAAF rankings for athletes born in 2002. She is also one of the highest ranked athletes in the UK all-time list, top 5 for the 800m & 1500m for bottom year athletes.

Congratulations to Emily on winning the award!