Swimmer Duncan Scott faces a battle away from the pool after being shortlisted for the first ever Athlete of the Year prize at the National Lottery Awards.
The 21-year-old, who won a gold and silver at the World Championships in Budapest, followed this up with one gold, one silver and four bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, making him the most succesful Scot ever at a single games.
Duncan said: “It is a real honour to be nominated for ‘Athlete of the Year’ at this year’s National Lottery Awards. Without the support of National Lottery funding, I would never have achieved this much in the pool so it is amazing to be in the running for an iconic National Lottery Award.
“All the finalists would be worthy winners but it would be fantastic for myself and everyone in swimming to be named Athlete of the Year so I do hope the public support me.”
The other nominees are: Alex Danson (Hockey) Emma Wiggs (Para Canoe) Lizzy Yarnold (Skeleton) Mahama Cho (Taekwondo) Katie Archibald (Cycling) and Menna Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Keho (Para Skiing).
Making the final seven from 120 nominated athletes, it is now down to YOU to decide who wins.
You can vote for Duncan by:
- Clicking here