NEWS

UNVEILED NAMES RUNNING FOR 2018 BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN SUMMER ATHLETE PRIZE

13 September 2018

After collecting all the candidatures submitted by the 50 European National Olympic Committees (ENOCs), the EOC has unveiled the longlist of the aspiring best European Young Athletes.

All ENOCs have now been called to express their preference and select 5 names. The five finalists will be then voted at the 47th EOC General Assembly in Marbella and the athlete receiving the majority of votes will be elected “Best European Summer Athlete”.

All five finalists will be awarded with a financial support for training and educational purposes. The winning athlete will receive an amount of €15,000, while the second and third-place finishers will secure €8,000 and €5,000 respectively. The fourth and fifth place athletes, meanwhile, both will receive €3,000.

Here are the names of the young European athletes running for the 8th Piotr Nurowski Summer Prize. Girls are favoured with 15 nominations:

  1. Laura STIGGER, 25.09.2000 – Mountain Bike (AUT)
  2. Nika KEPLAC, 23.01.2002 – Taekwondo (CRO)
  3. Diamanto EVRIPIDOU, 30.03.2000 – Rythmic Gymnastics (CYP)
  4. Maria VICENTE, 28.03.2001 – Athletics (ESP)
  5. Jessica KAHARA, 01.08.2001 – Athletics (FIN)
  6. Alessia ZARBO, 11.09.2001 – Athletics and Triathlon (FRA)
  7. Freya ANDERSON, 04.03.2001 – Swimming (GBR)
  8. Tabea ALT, 18.03.2000 – Artistic Gymnastics (GER)
  9. Christina Ioanna BOURMPOU, 21.10.2000 – Rowing (GRE)                                                                                                                                  Ms Maria KYRIDOU, 26.04.2001 – Rowing (GRE)
  10. Ajna KESELY, 10.09.2001 – Swimming (HUN)
  11. Sarah HEALY 13.02.2001 – Athletics (IRL)
  12. Iga SWIATEK, 31.05.2001 – Tennis (POL)
  13. Batriz SOUSA, 27.09.2001 – Handball (POR)
  14. Anastasiia SHAMONOVA, 28.03.2000 – Boxing (RUS)
  15. Eva Alina HOCEVAR, 27.03.2002 – Canoe Kayak Slalom (SLO)

Followed by 5 men:

  1. Adi GYURIK, 28.07.2000 – Karate (SVK)
  2. Cakir BATUHAN, 01.01.2001 – Athletics (TUR)
  3. Mykhailo KOKHAN, 22.01.2001 – Athletics (UKR)
  4. Jakub STASTNY, 28.08.2000 – Track Cycling (CZE)
  5. Vito DELL’AQUILA, 03.11.2000 – Taekwondo (ITA)

Last year the Summer prize went to young talented Italian cyclist Letizia Paternoster, who continues to add successes to her young sport career, having already won two medals at the European level.

Who will be next winner? Stay tuned…