Capital diver Grace Reid nominated for athlete of the year award

Capital diver Grace said says she is 'honoured' to be named one of the three nominees for the Female Athlete of the Year title which will be decided at the 2018 Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards next week.

Wednesday, 5th September 2018, 1:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th September 2018, 3:32 am
Grace Reid has enjoyed an outstanding 2018
Grace Reid has enjoyed an outstanding 2018

The 22-year-old – who is now based in London, but learnt her trade with the Edinburgh Diving Club – has had a superb year and will go up against cyclist Katie Archibald and athlete Laura Muir.

“I am absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this award,” she said.

“The level of sporting excellence in Scotland is unbelievable and I am honoured to be one of the finalists.”

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Back in April, Reid took gold at the Commonwealth Games in the 1m event in Australia.

After five World Series medals and a World Cup bronze, she then took gold in Edinburgh in the 3m event at the European Championships along with a silver in the 3m mixed synchro event.