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Anderson in BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year final three

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Teenager Freya Anderson has made it into the top three for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.

The 17-year-old is up against jockey James Bowen and para-athlete Kare Adenegan.

Anderson had a brilliant year, winning two medals at the Commonwealth Games in April and four at the European Championships in August.

An inspiration to young swimmers

Anderson said: “It means a lot to be shortlisted for Young SPOTY. It’s great being recognised in this way after a busy season.

“It’s also really good to see swimming recognised. Regardless of the result on Sunday, I hope it will inspire some of the younger swimmers to know that they can transition into the senior ranks and have success.”

The winner will be announced at the Radio One Teen Awards, which are being held at the Wembley Arena in London.

Maisie Summers-Newton missed out on a place in the top three having been shortlisted in the top 10.