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Skeet shooter Hill won the BBC's 2013 Young Sport Personality Award

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It's the first time that the award of the British Broadcasting Corporation goes to a shooter. Amber Hill won this year's ISSF World Cup Stage in Acapulco at the age of 15.

Skeet shooter Amber Hill won the BBC's 2013 Young Sport Personality Award.

 

This award comes at the end of a positive and intense year for the 16-year old British shooter, who won this year's ISSF World Cup Stage in Acapulco (Mexico) at her first participation ever. Hill competed in all four ISSF World Cup Stages of the year, making it to the semi-final in Nicosia (CYP) and entering the World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi (where she eventually placed in 8th). At this year's ISSF World Championship in Shotgun events in Lima, Peru, the young Skeet shooter also advanced to the semi-final, and ended up in 5th place leaving titles champions behind her.

 

It's the first time that the BBC's Young Sport Personality title is awarded to a shooter, since it was launched in 1999. Footballer Wayne Rooney, tennis star Andy Murray and Formula One's Jenson Button are among previous winners on the roll of honor.

 

“Can't believe I'm BBC young sports personality of the year! Thanks everyone!” Amber said, thanking her friends and fans through her facebook profile.

 

“This year has honestly been incredible, and I can't believe I've won out of so many amazing athletes who were nominated," she said to BBC.

The BBC award is given to the outstanding young sportsperson of the year, who was aged 17 or under on 1 January 2013. A shortlist was created through a combination of nominations made directly to the BBC, and names of young sports people suggested to the Youth Sport Trust by governing bodies. The list was compiled from the nominations of a panel of judges including Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, 2001 Young Sports Personality winner Amy Spencer, BBC Radio 1's Tina Daheley, Blue Peter and MOTD Kickabout presenter Radzi Chinyanganya and Blue Peter Sport Champion Daniel Allen.

 

Check out the BBC's story and video online at: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/sports-personality/25383616

 

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