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Triathlete Alistair Brownlee scoops top accolade
1:20pm Wednesday 21st December 2011 in Sport
Alistair Brownlee – a member of Bingley Harriers AC and former Bradford Grammar School pupil – has won the triathlon trophy in the British Olympic Association (BOA) 2011 Olympic Athlete of the Year awards.
The awards were introduced in 2005 to mark the BOA’s Centenary Year and the success of London being awarded the 2012 Olympic Games.
Trophies are presented in all summer and winter Olympic sports to their top performing athlete of the year.
Brownlee shares the award with Helen Jenkins.
This year’s winners are: Aquatics, Keri-Anne Payne; Archery, Larry Godfrey; Athletics, Mo Farah, Badminton, Imogen Bankier & Chris Adcock; Basketball, Julie Page; Boxing, Andrew Selby; Canoeing, Jon Schofield & Liam Heath; Cycling, Geraint Thomas; Equestrian, Carl Hester; Fencing, Corinna Lawrence; Gymnastics, Daniel Purvis; Handball, Steven Larsson; Hockey, Laura Bartlett; Judo, Colin Oates; Modern Pentathlon, Jamie Cooke; Shooting, Peter Wilson; Table Tennis, Liam Pitchford; Taekwondo, Martin Stamper; Tennis, Andy Murray; Triathlon, Helen Jenkins & Alistair Brownlee; Volleyball, Dami Bakare; Weighlifting, Sonny Webster; Wrestling, Olga Butkeyvch; Biathlon, Amanda Lightfood; Bobsleigh, Paula Walker & Rebekah Wilson; Curling, Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews, Michael Goodfellow; Ice Hockey, Katherine Gale; Luge, Adam Rosen; Skating, Men’s Short Track Relay Team; Skiing, James Woods.
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