Amber shortlisted for Sussex Sports Award

October 30, 2019

Congratulations to Amber Anning who has been shortlisted in the “Young Sports Personality of the Year” category at the Sussex Sports Awards. It follows a season in which the 18-year-old;

  • Broke a 49-year-old UK Junior indoor 400m record (53.0) whilst winning a silver medal at the British indoor Championships.
  • Became the youngest member of the GB team at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow, where she won a silver medal as part of the 4x400m relay team.
  • Won gold at the National U20 Championships over 400m, setting a new Championship Best Performance.
  • Won silver at the European under 20 Championships in Boras, Sweden and ran the third fastest time by a British Junior woman over 400m for 37  years (52.18s).
  • Won gold at the European under 20 Championships in Boras, Sweden anchoring the GB team to gold in the 4x400m relay.
  • Won the South of England U20 200m indoor title
  • Represented England Seniors over 400m in Vienna indoors.
  • Broke her own Senior Sussex 400m record six times.

Amber has been a member of Brighton & Hove AC since she was 9-years-old.

The awards take place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on Friday 22nd November.