Maria Lyle's hard work on the track continue to be recognised from the sporting community as she received the Young Sports Person of the Year Award at the recent East Lothian Celebrating Sport Awards. This accolade for the East Lothian sprinter follows on from the recent Silver Salver Award received at the recent Scottish Disability Sport for most talented newcomer.
Maria was also recently named the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athlete of the Month - voted by members of the public and highlighting the impact the 14 year old is having in the world of athletics. This incredible run of awards was kicked off back in June when Maria was crowned Young Sports Person of the Year at the Lothian Disability Sport Awards, proving an incredibly worthy winner.
These awards are no doubt a true reflection of Maria's hard work on the track and in the gym, claiming double gold at the IPC Athletics European Championships in August and continuing to deliver on her undoubted potential. This builds upon setting a new world record on her International debut in February at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Event in Dubai. The 200m race saw the Dunbar sprinter break the T35 world record which had stood for a remarkable 9 years, previously set in 2009.
Keep up the good work Maria, well done from everyone at Lothian Disability Sport.