BASC Athlete of the Year 2018 Dina Asher-Smith

BASC Athlete of the Year 2018

Dina Asher-Smith received more than seven times the number of votes of her nearest rival in the members' poll for BASC Athlete of the Year. In a show of girl-power, Laura Muir and Katarina Johnson-Thompson came second and third respectively, demonstrating the health of women's athletics here in the UK. The result was announced at the Annual Dinner in Coventry, and Dina thanked club members via video.

Dina is a triple gold medalist from the year's European Championships in Berlin - 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. She also ran the world's fastest times in 2018 for both the 100m and 200m. Laura won 1500m gold in Berlin, and medals at the world indoor championships as well as winning the Diamond League. KJT came away with gold medals from the World Indoors and Commonwealth Games, and silver from the Europeans. Other athletes on the shortlist were Aled Davies, Sophie Hahn, Matthew Hudson-Smith and Nick Miller.

Other award winners are listed below - hover over image (mouse) or tap on image (touchscreen) for more details. For a reminder of the award criteria click here.

Other BASC Awards 2018

  • Susanna Ingram Award: Thomas Young

    Susanna Ingram Award: Thomas Young

    Having just turned 18, Thomas made his senior international debut at the WPA European Championships winning T38 100m and 200m. Award presented by Liz Murray.
  • Susanna Ingram Award: Kare Adenegan

    Susanna Ingram Award: Kare Adenegan

    This year, Kare became T34 100m WPA European champion, winning her first senior gold along with silver in the T34 800m.She broke the T34 100m world record at the Müller Anniversary Games.
  • Katharine Merry Award: Niamh Emerson

    Katharine Merry Award: Niamh Emerson

    Niamh won Commonwealth bronze with a PB of 6043 points in the heptathlon. In July, she won World U20 gold with a new PB of 6253 points. Award presented by Katharine Merry.
  • Ron Jewkes Trophy: Jake Norris

    Ron Jewkes Trophy: Jake Norris

    Jake set a new British U20 Hammer record of 80.45m. In July, he took gold at the World U20 Championships increasing the record to 80.65m.
  • Young Athlete of the Year (female): Keely Hodgkinson

    Young Athlete of the Year (female): Keely Hodgkinson

    In July, Keely, won the 800m gold medal, aged 16, at the European U18 Championships in Györ, Hungary. Award presented by Major Carr.
  • Young Athlete of the Year (male): Max Burgin

    Young Athlete of the Year (male): Max Burgin

    Aged 16, Max won the 800m gold at the European U18 Championships with a Championship record and world U18 lead of 1:47.36.

Breakthrough Awards 2018

  • Commonwealth Games: Niamh Emerson

    Commonwealth Games: Niamh Emerson

    Bronze medal in heptathlon
  • European Athletics Championship: Tim Duckworth

    European Athletics Championship: Tim Duckworth

    5th place in decathlon
  • European Athletics Championship: Imani-Lara Lansiquot

    European Athletics Championship: Imani-Lara Lansiquot

    6th place in 100m final
  • WPA European Championships: Thomas Young

    WPA European Championships: Thomas Young

    T38 100m and 200m gold medals

2018 Athletes of the Meet

  • Muller Indoor Grand Prix: Tom Bosworth

    Muller Indoor Grand Prix: Tom Bosworth

    3000m indoor race walk world best
  • IAAF World Indoor Championships: Andrew Pozzi

    IAAF World Indoor Championships: Andrew Pozzi

    60m hurdles gold medal
  • Commonwealth Games: Nick Miller

    Commonwealth Games: Nick Miller

    Hammer gold medal and British record
  • Muller British Athletics Championships: Lorraine Ugen

    Muller British Athletics Championships: Lorraine Ugen

    Long jump champion with 7.05m (WL & CR)
  • Muller Anniversary Games: Kare Adenegan

    Muller Anniversary Games: Kare Adenegan

    T34 100m world record
  • Muller Anniversary Games: Shara Proctor

    Muller Anniversary Games: Shara Proctor

    Winner in long jump with 6.91m
  • European Athletics Championships: Dina Asher-Smith

    European Athletics Championships: Dina Asher-Smith

    Triple gold medalist - 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay
  • Muller Grand Prix: Reece Prescod

    Muller Grand Prix: Reece Prescod

    Second in 100m, just missing out on win

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