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Steph Twell
Steph Twell - one of three British Women nominated




2 September 2008




European Athletics has announced nominations for the 2008 Waterford Crystal European Athletics Rising Star Awards with four British youngsters in the running.


Olympic 400m finallist Martyn Rooney, World Junior 1500m gold medallist Steph Twell, World Junior 100m silver medallist Ashlee Nelson and World Junior 400m Hurdles bronze medallist Meghan Beesley are all nominated for the prestigious award, won last year by Britain’s Jessica Ennis and Italian Long Jumper Andrew Howe.


Voting takes place on the European Athletics website until 14 September 2008 from a shortlist including the Europeans stars from this year’s IAAF World Junior Championships & Olympic Games, as well as other athletes under the age of 23 who performed exceptionally well this year.

Winners will be decided by votes from the general public, media, European Athletics Member Federations, and a panel of experts, with the results from each group of voters counting for one quarter of the athlete's final score.

The winners of the Waterford Crystal European Athletics Rising Star along with the winners of the Waterford Crystal European Athletes of the Year will be invited to receive their awards at the European Athletics Convention in Amsterdam on October 18th.
Follow this link to cast your vote on the European Athletics website.