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Nominees for Young Sports Personality of the Year

The nominations for Young Sports Personality of the Year have been announced, check out who is in the running!
Ellie Downie took home the SPOTY trophy last year and she is back in the running again after a fantastic performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also took home four gold medals from the 2016 Osijek World Challenge Cup event in Croatia, dominating the competition.
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Cricketer, Sophie Ecclestone's career has had a good run so far and she's only 17. This year, Sophie became the third youngest female player to earn a place in England Womens T20 and One Day International squads. She also plays for Lancashire Thunder Women's Super League team
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Keelan Giles has been making waves in the rugby world and the 18-year-old looks set for big things. He scored eight tries in his first four games for Welsh Pro 12 side Ospreys and he was even invited to train with the senior Welsh team ahead of the Autumn internationals in 2016.
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Tom Hamer won two silver medals in two separate events at the Rio Paralympics and set two British records in the process. The swimmer also took home a gold in the 200m freestyle event at the IPC European Championships setting another new British record.
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Lauren Rowles only took up rowing in 2014 and two years later she was winning gold at the Rio Paralympic Games, in the trunk-and-arms mixed double sculls, with her rowing partner Laurence Whiteley. Not only earning a medal but also recording a world best time in the process.
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Seventeen-year-old Geogia Stanway has certainly been putting the effort in for Manchester City Women's this season, scoring four goals in nine appearances and helping the side secure their first FA Women's Super League title. She was also part of the England Women's under 17's World Cup team in 2016.
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Ellie Robinson is another one of the record breaking nominees. She broke the Paralympic record to win gold in the 50m butterfly at the Rio Games and is described as a "great role model to both able-bodied and para-athletes".
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Another gold medallist on the young SPOTY shortlist is 16-year-old archer, Jess Stretton. She set a new Paralympic record in Rio 2016 for being the youngest competitor to win gold and broke the women's world record in the prestigious Fazza International Para Archery Championship at the age of just 15.
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Rebekah Tiler has been lifting weights since the age of 12 and by the time she was 15 she was finishing fourth in the Commonwealth Games. The 17-year-old was the only female weightlifter to compete for Team GB in Rio 2016 and finished the competition in a respectable 10th place.
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The second gymnast in the running is Amy Tinkler. She was the youngest member of Team GB in Rio 2016 and was the first British gymnast to medal in the floor event, taking home a bronze medal after an amazing performance. Amy is only the second British woman ever to win an individual artistic gymnastics medal in an Olympic games.
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