Kelly Wood has been named as Athlete of the Year by British Curling, the body responsible for the Great Britain team for the Olympics. The Athlete of the Year award is encouraged by the British Olympic Association, and all governing bodies of Olympic sports have the opportunity to nominate an athlete from their discipline.
The nomination for British Curling was decided by a panel based on the results and statistics from World and European Championships in season 2006/07. The nominated athletes from each discipline are invited to the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony, December 9. Kelly won’t be able to go of course as she is here in Fussen at the Le Gruyere European Championships.
Kelly (26) skipped the bronze medal team at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Japan earlier this year. She is one of Scotland’s most experienced international curlers, having represented Scotland at three World Junior Curling Championships, four World Women’s Curling Championships, three European Curling Championships and was a member of the Great Britain team at the Olympics in 2006.
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