Voting has opened for club members to select their Athlete of the Year for 2021. Voting closes on 16 October, and the winner will be announced at the Annual Dinner on 20 November.
The shortlist includes all four solo medalists from the Tokyo Olympic Games - Josh Kerr (1500m bronze), Holly Bradshaw (pole vault bronze) also won European Indoors bronze and broke the British Record to take the national title), Laura Muir (1500m silver) with Wanda Diamond League wins over 800m and 1500m), and Keely Hodgkinson (800m silver with a British record), who also took the Wanda Diamond League and European Indoor 800m titles, finishing the season as the world number one.
Hannah Cockroft (T34 100m and 800m) added 2 Paralympic gold medals to her previous 5 and broke 4 world records (T34 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m) during the season, also makes the shortlist, along with Nick Miller, who finished 6th in the hammer at Tokyo (the best British throws result at Tokyo and highest placed British male hammer thrower at the Olympics since 1924), and Daryll Neita, part of the bronze medal winning 4 x 100m relay team, who became only the second British woman to go under 11 seconds in the 100m, making the Olympic final and setting a 200m PB in the Wanda Diamond League final.
Cockroft voted Athlete of the Games
Hannah Cockroft has been voted BASC's Athlete of the Meet for the 2020 Paralympic Games held in Tokyo a year later than scheduled. Hannah added to her haul of international honours and records with gold medals in the T34 100m and 800m, breaking the world record in the sprint event.
Others on the shortlist were Owen Miller, Dan Pembroke and Thomas Young. Owen won a thrilling race to take gold in the T20 1500m. Dan broke the Games record by 5m in the F13 Javelin Throw to win gold. Thomas converted his European gold in the T38 100m to Paralympic gold, breaking the European record in the process. Over half the votes in the poll were cast for Hannah.
2022 Commonwealth Games tickets update
BASC members are advised to obtain tickets for next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham through the public ballot. Information is available on the Birmingham 2022 website.
Discussions with the organisers are continuing with regards athletics tickets for BASC members but there is no news on this at this stage.
Bookings open for Annual Dinner 2021
Club members can now book their places for the BASC Annual Dinner Weekend, or for any part of it. The weekend takes place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November at Mercure Coventry Brandon Hall Hotel and Spa, our regular venue for the last few years.
Keely Hodgkinson voted Athlete of the Meet for Tokyo 2020
BASC members voted Keely Hodgkinson as their Athlete of the Meet for Tokyo 2020 in a Twitter Poll. Keely, competing in her first Olympic Games, won a silver medal in the 800m in a British record time of 1:55.88.
Other athletes in the poll were Laura Muir, silver medalist in the 1500m with a British record, Holly Bradshaw, pole vault bronze, and Josh Kerr, bronze medalist in the 1500m.