The shortlist for the 2017 Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year Award has been released this week, confirming Paralympic skier Millie Knight as one of four up for the honour.
Knight was GB’s first ever world title winner at the world para alpine skiing championships this January. She won a gold medal in the downhill as well as three silver medals. Knight also competed in the 2014 Sochi Paralympics, where she placed 5th in both the slalom and the giant slalom. At the age of 15, she was the youngest person to ever compete for Paralymics GB at the Winter Paralympic Games.
Also nominated for the Young Sportswoman of the Year Award are swimmer Freya Anderson, artistic gymnast Ellie Downie and para-athlete Sammi Kinghorn, all of whom have also celebrated some fantastic achievements this year.
Leading the way in recognising and celebrating the outstanding contributions by females in the sporting world, the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards in association with Vitality, is often hailed as among the most prestigious events in the sporting calendar.
Neville Koopowitz, CEO of Vitality, said: “All those nominated help inspire women of all ages to actively engage in sport and live a healthy life and we look forward to recognising their achievements later this month.”
This year will certainly be one to remember as the awards celebrate their 30th anniversary! The ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 26 at the Hilton London Bankside Hotel and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix.
We wish Millie Knight the best of luck and will be eagerly following her journey to the Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea!
To find out more about Millie and her determination to improve on her recent successes, read our latest interview with her here.