Ben Dijkstra, Year 12, has been named Junior Sportsperson of the Year at this year’s Charnwood Sport’s Awards.
Ben, who has been named Loughborough’s Rising Star, finished Eighth at the ITU Junior World Triathlon Championship and took home the bronze medal at the ETU European Triathlon Championship.
This latest award has concluded an amazing year for Ben, who won his first world title at the Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide, Austraila as well as winning the Quarteira Junior European Cup in Portugal in March, before being crowned British Junior Duathlon Champion in April and British Junior Aquathlon Champion in May. He went on to victory at the Blenheim Triathlon in June, was third at the European Triathlon Championships in Switzerland in July before coming first in the European Youth Relay Championships later that month in Spain. More Recently Ben came first at the Tiszaujvaros Premium European Cup in Hungary before competing and coming eighth in the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago.
What a fantastic achievement for Ben and we wish him all the best for 2016!