Sports personality awards mark Jamie Carter's dream year
JAMIE Carter capped a special year by being named the North East Lincolnshire Sports Personality of the Year.
The wheelchair racer also scooped the Disabled Sports Personality of the Year award to make it brilliant double.
Carter, 18, competed at the Greatest Show on Earth in the summer when he was part of Team GB at London 2012.
He raced in the 100m and 200m wheelchair sprints at the Paralympics – and even made the finals of the 200m.
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His achievements are all the more outstanding considering that he took up the sport just two years ago.
Carter, a member of Cleethorpes Athletic Club, could not be present for the awards night, which was organised by the North East Lincolnshire Sports Association (NELSA) and held at the Grimsby Institute's University Centre.
He said: "I'm sorry I couldn't be at the awards, but I am away at a UKA camp continuing my dream to be part of Team GB for the World Championships in 2013 and Rio 2016.
"I would like to thank the panel for choosing me as a winner of this award. It is much appreciated that all my efforts of the last year have been recognised.
"Being chosen for the Paralympics at London 2012 was an amazing dram come true and a fantastic experience – I will remember it forever.
"Making the 200m final and setting a personal best were my aims – and I did both those things so I was happy with my performances.
"This award had helped to make 2012 even more special."
Carter, who lives in Binbrook and is a student at the Grimsby Institute, trains regularly at King George V Stadium.
He also travels to attend a special training group that features Paralympic hero David Weir, who he takes expert advice from.
Although a sprint specialist on the track, Carter has spent the autumn and first part of the winter season building his endurance with longer road races and strength work.
Saturday's awards night featured a full range of categories. For a comprehensive picture round-up, a list of all the winners, plus more reaction, see tomorrow's Telegraph