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NOMINEES FOR BREAKTHROUGH AWARD ANNOUNCED IN SUNDAY POST

Four up and coming Scottish sporting talents have been nominated for the Sporting Breakthrough Award which will be presented at the inaugural NRS Sporting Awards on Friday 10 March in Edinburgh. and you can vote for your choice on the Sunday Post website. 

Supported by the Sunday Post, this is a new event to celebrate Scottish sporting talent and to raise funds for Scotland’s only music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins Scotland.

The Breakthrough nominees are: cyclist, Katie Archibald; rugby player, Blair Kinghorn; swimmer Duncan Scott and footballer, Caroline Weir.

Katie, 22, has seen a remarkable rise to success culminating at Rio in 2016. She won bronze at Glasgow 2014 and took gold in the team pursuit at the Olympics.

Blair, 20, has produced some star performances on the rugby pitch for Edinburgh , his home city.

Duncan, 19, bagged two silver medals at Rio as part of the 4x200m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay. He set a new British record in the 100m freestyle, finishing fifth.

Caroline, 21, was signed for Liverpool Ladies after playing for Hibs and Arsenal. From Dunfermline, she had a good first year with Liverpool scoring their goal of the season and being voted player of the year.

The winner will be announced at the awards dinner which is being held at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh on Friday 10 March. Tickets for this fabulous evening are on sale now – please contact Simon Foy at Nordoff Robbins Scotland for details: simon@nrscot.org.uk

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