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Date added: 04 December 2007

BBC Sports Awards 2007 

BBC Sports Awards 2007

The BBC's regional sports awards took place in Bristol this weekend, with some of Swindon's sports personalities taking home the trophies.

Boxer Jamie Cox was named Young Sportsperson of the Year, following his move to professional boxing this year.
 
Jamie Cox
Strength to strength:
Swindon's boxer Jamie Cox wins
young sportsperson of the year
Pictures supplied by the BBC

The 21-year-old has gone from strength to strength this year, maintaining his 100% record from three fights with a welterweight win against David Kirk at the Millennium Stadium last month, on the Joe Calzaghe-Mikkel Kessler undercard.

The Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award went to 17-year-old all-rounder, Louise Hunt, who received her first call-up to the Great Britain tennis squad this year.
 
Laura Hunt
In to win:
Louise Hunt wins Disabled
Sportsperson of the Year


Hunt has also won the London Marathon in her age group for six years consecutively.

Newcomer of the Year was awarded to Swindon Harrier, Toby Ulm, who holds the World Schools' Athletics 400m hurdle title of 51.97 seconds.
 
Mel Turner-Wright
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