Swimming ace Katie Latham nominated for young sports star award
SWIMMING ace Katie Latham has been nominated for the young sports star of the year award at Kent Regional News and Media's Sports Awards 2012.
The Express have recognised Katie's incredible year which has seen her perform at the London 2012 Olympics aquatic centre - and we've put him forward for the award.
Sports writer Jack Wilson said: "Katie has done remarkably and it shows that if you put the hard work in you get the rewards.
"She trains so hard at Thanet Swim Club after moving over from Dover Lifeguards where she did exceptionally well too.
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"Competition will be strong for this award but Katie has as good a chance as anyone as her achievements have been so great."
Katie, 15, from Walmer, swims for Thanet under coach David Whorlow. She attends Sir Roger Manwood's School in Sandwich.
She shone at the UK School Games last month, at the Olympics aquatic centre, where she represented England in five events.
Katie helped her country to a bronze medal in the relay with a fine swim
Before that she claimed two goal medals at the south-east regional championships in the 50m backstroke in a record time and the 50m freestyle.
Her twin sister Alice is also a lightning quick swimmer who herself has recorded times of national standard.
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