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Last Updated: Friday November 26 2010 17:17 GMT

Teens battle for sport star prize

Nominees announced for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
Jodie Williams is in the race for Young Sports Personality of the Year.

The names of the UK's top 10 brightest sporting stars who'll battle it out to be named Young Sports Personality of the Year have been announced.

Diver Tom Daley and tennis player Laura Robson are two of the teenagers hoping to be given the prize on Sunday 19 December 2010.

The top three will be picked from the shortlist of 10 by judges - including Sportsround's very own Ore!

In 2009 Tom Daley swam off with the title for the second time.

This year's nominees for the title are:

  • Conor Coady, football
  • Tom Daley, diving
  • Jade Jones, taekwondo
  • Dan Lucker, athletics
  • Sam Oldham, gymnastics
  • Liam Pitchford, table tennis
  • Laura Robson, tennis
  • Emma Saunders, swimming
  • Zoe Smith, weightlifting
  • Jodie Williams, athletics

The top three nominees will be invited to the live event in December when the overall winner will be announced.

The public were invited to send in nominations for teens who they reckoned deserved the top prize.

Ore and the panel of judges now have the tough job of selecting the top three to attend the final competition!