Fenton nominated for Young Sports Personality of the Year award

PUBLISHED: 16:00 15 October 2018

Georgia-Mae Fenton won gold in the uneven bars at the Commonwealth Games in April (pic: Danny Lawson/PA)

Georgia-Mae Fenton won gold in the uneven bars at the Commonwealth Games in April (pic: Danny Lawson/PA)

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East London Gymnastics Club member one of 10 talented youngsters on the shortlist

East London Gymnastics Club member Georgia-Mae Fenton has been nominated for this year’s BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.

Fenton, a member of the club who are based in Beckton, has made the shortlist along with 10 of the country’s other brightest talents after a stellar year.

The 17-year-old won two medals for England at the Commonwealth Games in April, taking gold in the uneven bars and silver in the team event.

Joining Fenton on the shortlist are footballer Ryan Sessegnon; para-athlete Kare Adenegan; swimmer Freya Anderson; jockey James Bowen; athlete Max Burgin; tennis player Jack Draper; table tennis player Anna Hursey; rugby league player Georgia Roche; and para-swimmer Maisie Summers-Newton.

The winner of this year’s award will be announced at the BBC Radio One Teen Awards this Sunday.

Previous winners of the award include Tom Daley, Eleanor Simmonds, Andy Murray and Wayne Rooney.

Fenton will hope to follow in the footsteps of fellow gymnasts Ellie Downie and Claudia Fragapane, who won the award in 2015 and 2014 respectively.

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