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Eilish lands BT Sport Motion Lady of Yr award

Awards season is in full swing . . . and Scottish athletes are ‘smashing it’ to gather all method of accolades and honours.

The trio of Laura Muir, Eilish McColgan and Jake Wightman went head-to-head for our personal 4J Athlete of the Yr title – with Jake the winner – and all three proceed to make headlines throughout our sport.

Let’s begin with Eilish McColgan being topped BT Sport Motion Lady of the Yr on the broadcaster’s annual awards ceremony in London on Wednesday night.

After an excellent 2022 season which noticed her come away with 4 medals from the most important Championships and Video games this summer season, the Scottish athlete was a extremely in style and deserving winner of the BT Sport accolade – offered by Clare Balding.

For this award, she needed to see competitors from 5 different inspiring nominees, together with Beth Mead (Soccer), Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (Diving), Hannah Cockroft OBE (Athletics), Molly McCann (MMA) and fellow Scot Eve Muirhead OBE (Curling).

But Eilish gained the general public vote in an historic 12 months for girls’s sport.

Your 2022 #ActionWoman is @EilishMccolgan ​🌟

— BT Sport (@btsport) November 16, 2022

Few will neglect the August evening on the Alexander Stadium because the 31-year-old in some way dug deep to outsprint Kenya’s Irine Cheptai on the ultimate lap of the ten,000m to safe a sensational gold medal for Scotland, and match her mum Liz’s achievement from 1986 and 1990.

A 5000m silver added to a shocking Commonwealth Video games for the Dundee Hawkill athlete as she contributed occasion additional to Workforce Scotland’s medal haul in Birmingham.

She added to her success within the UK as she returned simply over every week later to seal two additional medals on the European Championships in Munich.

*Eilish has additionally gained the highest title on the Sunday Occasions Sportswomen of the Yr awards.

It’s one other implausible honour for the Scot as she collected a trophy gained by Emma Raducanu in 2021.


World medallists Laura and Jake in America in the summertime . . . now they’ve gained the BMC Athlete of the Yr awards for 2022

The British Milers Membership (BMC) have handed Laura Muir and Jake Wightman their predominant senior athlete awards.

Muir, who gained European and Commonwealth 1500m titles along with world 1500m bronze, completed forward of Calli Thackery for the BMC award, whereas world 1500m champion Jake Wightman took the lads’s prize from runner-up Ben Pattison.

Laura used the BMC circuit to put up an early-season 800m time of 1:57.23 – a BMC girls’s file in a combined race – at Trafford.

Jake for his half raced on the BMC Indoor Grand Prix in Sheffield final winter over 3000m, the place he completed a detailed second to Ossama Meslek in 7:50.97.

Elsewhere on the BMC circuit in 2022, Pattison set a BMC males’s 800m file of 1:44.60 at Trafford in July, whereas Elliot Giles ran a BMC males’s file of three:36.26 on the BMC Gold Normal assembly in Watford in August.

Geoff Wightman was named Coach of the Yr for guiding Jake to not solely world gold forward of Jakob Ingebrigtsen in Eugene but in addition European 800m silver and Commonwealth 1500m bronze.

Andy Younger was runner-up with Rod Lock incomes a lifetime teaching achievement honour and Neville Taylor being awarded the Frank Horwill Award for Companies to the BMC.


BT Sport, Eilish McColgan, Geoff Wightman, Jake Wightman, Laura Muir, Sunday Occasions

By Admin

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