A Deeping St James teenager who took up the sport of triathlon just 17 months ago is ending a memorable year with the Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award.
Bourne Academy student Kayleigh Adams (18), the first UK athlete to finish this year’s World Under-20 Sprint Triathlon World Championships in Canada, was rewarded for her rapid rise which has seen her qualify for next year’s European Championships in Switzerland.
Kayleigh finished in front of Norwich City Football Club academy player Olivia Simpson (10) and Long Sutton Primary School’s girls cricket team who reached the Kwik Cricket National Finals in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
“It’s a really nice sentiment that I can look back on after a really good year in triathlon,” Kayleigh said.
“I think about what I did in Canada every day and when I crossed the finish line, I couldn’t believe it and I didn’t know what to.”
Kayleigh received her award from Gordon Chilvers of award sponsors Double G Clothing of King’s Lynn.