LONDON, December 24. BRITISH swimmer Kate Haywood was named the 2003 Young Sport Personality of the Year by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) today.
The 16-year-old was thrust into the spotlight when she became the youngest ever swimmer to represent England at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. There she helped her country to bronze in the 400m medley relay and also placed seventh in the individual 50m breaststroke and sixth in the 100m race.
This year she earned gold in the 50m breaststroke at European Junior Championships.
Haywood beat out Welsh motorcyclist Chaz Davies and track and field sprinter Joey Duck to land the coveted crown.