Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016 top three revealed

  • 9 December 2016
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Image caption Who are the top three contenders for Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016?

The BBC has revealed the top three contenders for Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016.

And they are...

Keelan Giles (Rugby Union)

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Image caption Keelan Giles in action scoring a try

In his first four games for Pro 12 team Ospreys, 18-year-old Keelan scored eight tries, including a hat-trick when the team were playing away at Lyon in the European Challenge cup.

He has been compared to Wales record try-scorer Shane Williams, with his coach Steve Tandy saying he is an "unbelievable finisher".

Ellie Robinson (Para-Swimming)

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Image caption Ellie Robinson at a swimming competition in Glasgow earlier this year

Fifteen-year-old Ellie broke the Paralympic record in Rio this year, going on to win gold in the 50m butterfly.

As if that wasn't enough, she also broke a British record and won bronze in the 100m freestyle.

Amy Tinkler (Gymnastics)

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Image caption Amy Tinkler celebrating after the gymnastics floor final in Rio

Amy is another Rio champion, having won bronze in the gymnastics floor.

The 16-year-old - who was the youngest member of Team GB in Rio - is the second British woman ever to win an individual artistic gymnastics medal, after Beth Tweddle in 2012.

The winner will receive the award on BBC One's The One Show at 7pm on 14 December.

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