BBC Young Sports Personality 2014: 10 nominees revealed

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Amber Hill wins Young Sports Personality

Ten contenders have been shortlisted for the 2014 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

Athlete Morgan Lake, gymnast Claudia Fragapane, para-swimmer Erraid Davies, golfer Bradley Neil and kayaker Rebeka Simon are among the nominees.

Diver Alicia Blagg, wheelchair racer Jade Jones, weightlifter Rebekah Tiler, para-cyclist Sophie Thornhill and gymnast Nile Wilson complete the list.

The winner will be announced during the Sports Personality show on 14 December.

Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will present the show from Glasgow on BBC One, with further coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website.

Past 10 winners
2013: Amber Hill (shooting)2012: Josef Craig (swimming)
2011: Lauren Taylor (golf)2010: Tom Daley (diving)
2009: Tom Daley (diving)2008: Ellie Simmonds (swimming)
2007: Tom Daley (diving)2006: Theo Walcott (football)
2005: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (athletics)2004: Andy Murray (tennis)

Lake, 17, was recently voted joint winner of the IAAF's Rising Star award for 2014 after a breakthrough year that delivered double gold in the heptathlon and high jump at the World Junior Championships.

Davies, 13, became Scotland's youngest ever Commonwealth competitor this summer, winning bronze in the SB9 100m breaststroke.

The Glasgow Games also proved a breakthrough for 17-year-old Fragapane, who stole the headlines with four gold medals to become the most successful English woman at the Commonwealth Games in 84 years.

Blagg, 18, took golds at the British Diving Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2014, while a bronze in the T54 1,500m in Glasgow helped 18-year-old Jones to her nomination.

Young Sports Personality panel
Two-time Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft, broadcasters John Inverdale and Tina Daheley, Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell and Carl Doran (executive editor, BBC Sports Personality of the Year). Also on the panel were a Blue Peter competition winner and three members of the Youth Sports Trust.

Neil, 18, won the British Amateur Championship in June, while Simon, 18, claimed a silver at the Junior World Championships before taking fifth place in the K1 1,000m at the senior World Championships.

Tiler, 15, became the youngest weightlifter to win a senior women's British title in 2014, taking gold in the 69kg class, and came fourth in the same category at the Commonwealth Games.

Thornhill won two tandem golds in Glasgow along with pilot Helen Scott, while 18-year-old Wilson claimed four Commonwealth medals, including two golds. Wilson also became the first Briton in junior European artistic gymnastics to win five gold medals at the same competition in May.

The BBC award is given to the outstanding young sportsperson of the year, who was aged 17 or under on 1 January 2014.

Shooter Amber Hill won the award in 2013. Previous winners include Tom Daley, Andy Murray, Wayne Rooney and Ellie Simmonds.

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