Robinson and Hamer nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016November 25, 2016
Para-swimmers Ellie Robinson and Tom Hamer have been named in the 10-person shortlist for the 2016 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
S6 swimmer Robinson was one of the breakthrough stars of Team GB at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
She then added bronze in the S6 100m Freestyle, breaking the British record in the process.
Robinson swims at Northampton Swimming Club, coached by Andy Sharp.
Hamer won two Paralympic medals
Hamer also made an impact by reaching the podium at his maiden Paralympic Games this summer.
The S14 swimmer landed silver medals over both 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley. Hamer broke the British record in both events.
Hamer also won S14 200m Freestyle gold at the IPC European Championships in Funchal, Portugal.
The 18-year old trains under Olympic bronze medallist Graeme Smith at the National Performance Centre in Manchester.
Good record for Young Sports Personality award
English aquatics athletes have a good record in the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
Swimmer Kate Haywood won in 2013 while diver Tom Daley landed the prize in 2007, 2009 and 2010.
English para-swimmers have lifted the award in the past two Paralympic years. Ellie Simmonds won in 2008 while Josef Craig won four years ago.