The first four nominees of 2024 for the Athletes’ Athlete of the Month award have been revealed, with British sport enjoying an impressive start to the year.
In an athlete-decided award that celebrates both sporting success and personal accomplishments, the four nominees will be voted on by their peers after enjoying months to remember.
The shortlist comprises Dean Bale (shooting), Leon Greenwood (bobsleigh), Katie Ormerod (snowboarding) and Katie Robertson (hockey).
Starting off, Dean won his first major medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team at the World Cup, Cairo, alongside Seonaid McIntosh. Better yet, it was GB’s first ever medal in the event – and just happened to be gold.
Leon broke his toe earlier in 2023 but made his World Cup debut last month and reached his first podium two weeks later, helping the team back into the medals after an injury-hit run.
Katie Omerod was forced to wait 660 days between the World Cup Finals in March 2022 and her return to competition in January at the Laax World Cup. She endured months of surgeries and tests before being diagnosed with a bone infection, securing a top 12 finish when she worked her way back to the slopes
Finally, Katie Robertson and her male and female colleagues at GB Hockey enjoyed a stellar month, with both teams qualifying for the Paris Olympics. Katie scored what proved to be the winning goal against the Republic of Ireland to secure the women’s berth, just months after making her GB debut. As a Scottish international, she had previously retired from international sport in 2018.
Elite athletes can vote for their Athlete of the Month by heading to their latest BEAA email, with the winner to be confirmed shortly.
Former elite athletes can get involved via the British Elite Athletes Alumni app – which they can register for here!
Good luck to everyone shortlisted!