Kare announced as BBC Young Sports Personality

YST Chief Executive Ali Oliver congratulates the 17-year-old para-athlete

Kare Adenegan has been crowned the 2018 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

The 17-year-old was presented with the award at the star-studded BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said:

I would like to extend a huge congratulation to Kare for being named this year’s BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2018. Her inspiring achievements are testament to her huge talent, ambition and drive.

Sporting role models have a key role to play in inspiring the next generation and recognising our young talent through these awards can help inspire more young people to chose sport.

"The Youth Sport Trust is dedicated to helping the next generation develop positive and healthy attitudes to PE and sport and believe in the power of sport to change young lives for the better.  We are also passionate about those with talent or desire being able to achieve their potential. It’s so important that we celebrate those outstanding young sportsmen and women who may not only be stars of the future, but importantly embody essential traits for sport and life such as resilience, responsibility and personal ambition.

"I wish Kare and all of this years nominees all the best with their future careers."

The Youth Sport Trust, was among the judging panel alongside chair John Inverdale, BBC Radio 1 presenters Greg James and Adele Roberts, Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya and a Blue Peter Sport Badge 2017 winner, elite athletes Lizzy Yarnold, Katharine Merry, Mark Schwarzer, Claudia Fragapane and Mark Foster and politician and former athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.






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