YSPOTY 2012 nominees: Kimberley Woods Q&A
Kimberley Woods is one of only two women slalom competitors who compete at international level in both categories of canoe slalom: woman's Canadian (C1W) and Kayak (K1W).
In May, she represented GB in the European Canoe Slalom Championships in Germany, taking bronze in the C1W team event.
She was selected for the GB 2012 U23 and Junior teams, and represented GB in the Junior World Cup at Wausau in July - picking up a gold and two bronze medals.
In September, Kimberley followed this up with a gold medal at the Junior European Championships at Solkan in Slovenia in C1W and a silver in K1W.
Here, Kimberley answers the questions set by the BBC News School Report team from Farringdon Community Sports College in Sunderland.
KIMBERLEY WOODS Q&A
Q: Who has been the most influential figure in your life?
Who are the nominees?
A: I would say that my granddad is the most influential person because he takes me to every event and training and supports me the whole time.
Others would be my coaches because they have had a massive impact on my canoeing career and without their help and motivation I wouldn't be where I am now.
Q: How do you deal with setbacks?
A: I sit myself away from people and go through what when wrong and how I can improve for the next time. My coach recently gave me three questions to ask myself if I found myself struggling in a session.
These three questions are: 'How am I?', 'How are others?', and 'How do I want to be?' These questions help me out a lot and I find after I've asked them to myself that my performance steps up again.
Q: What is your favourite food and are you allowed to eat it?
Cheesecake and unfortunately I'm not allowed to eat it. Although my coach allows the group to make cakes and bring them for a training day to treat ourselves.
Q: When you were younger, who was your role model?
A: I would say that my role model when I was younger was my auntie. I started off saying I wanted to beat her achievements and that's how I got started.
Q: Who is your biggest rival?
A: In the UK I would say that my biggest rival is my team colleague Mallory Franklin. We both push each other along in sessions and also races.
In Europe, it is Karolina Galuskova from the Czech Republic and world standard it would be Jessica Fox.
Q: What was your favourite subject in school and why?
A: PE was my favourite subject because it was so energetic and I was a very competitive person - and I would try give the boys in the year group a run for their money!
Q: What can't you live without?
A: I can't live without my phone. I'm always on it, constantly texting and on Facebook, keeping up to date with everything.
Q: What is your favourite music and does it help you train or perform better?
A: I like all sorts of music, but during sessions on the canal on my own I tend to listen to upbeat music and rock, because I can train with the music - otherwise if I listened to pop I would be tempted to stop and sing along!
Q: Where do you see yourself in four years' time?
A: I hope to be a strong contender for the Rio 2016 Olympics. This would include being on the U23 and in the senior team too.
Q: What has been your sporting highlights of 2012?
A: The whole Olympics have been a sporting highlight for me but I would say the main one would be seeing Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, David Florence and Richard Hounslow take the gold and silver for Team GB for Canoe Slalom at the Olympic Games.
These were the first ever medals in that category and also the first ever gold medal that Team GB has ever picked up within Canoe Slalom.
My personal highlights of this year would be going to America for the Junior World Championships, winning my first individual medal in my sport and also picking up my first ever team gold.
Followed by winning gold, becoming Junior European Champion in canoe and then winning a silver medal only 40 minutes after in kayak.