Marren and Guy nominated for Young SPOTY
3 December 2013
Amy Marren and James Guy have been named in the BBC Young Sports Personality top ten recognising their hard work throughout 2013.
Marren was one of the star performers at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, winning four gold medals and two silvers to her medal tally. She was one of the youngest competitors in London and has cemented herself in the British team.
National Performance Director Chris Furber said: “This is wonderful news that Amy is in the shortlist. It is great that her efforts this year have been recognised in this way. She has taken a big leap forward over the past 12 months and she is a very exciting prospect for the future.”
Millfield’s Guy competed at the World Championships, the European Junior Championships and the World Youth Championships throughout 2013. He left the Europeans with two gold medals and went into his first senior championships and reached the final of the 400m Freestyle. He also won three medals at the World Youth Championships after Barcelona.
Head Coach Bill Furniss added: “James really deserves to be in this shortlist. It is also great for swimming for him to have been identified in this way. He is a good example for both junior and more experienced athletes in the way he approached the Worlds. He raised his game and showed no fear. It is a testament to him and his coach that his success has been recognised.”