Mirror’s Pride of Sport Awards show Faith in Coulsdon sprinter

A young sprinter from Coulsdon is among the nominees for the Daily Mirror‘s Pride of Sport Awards, with the winners due to be announced in a grand ceremony on December 7.

On the fast track: Faith Price

On the fast track: Faith Price

Faith Price is only 11, but she’s already the Surrey County champion at 200 metres and 60m indoors in her age group.

Now she has been chosen as a finalist in the Young Sports Person category at the Pride of Sport Awards, which recognises an outstanding individual who has performed way beyond their years and shown signs of being a world-class sports star in-the-making.

Price took up sprinting when aged eight, inspired by the London Olympics.

She first caught the eye last year, when she broke records at the Croydon Schools’ Championships which had been set 34 years earlier by Donna Fraser, who of course went on to win a slew of national senior titles and was part of the thrilling 400m Olympic final at the 2000 Sydney Games.

In 2016, Price has gone even quicker.

She is ranked No1 in Britain in her age group at 100, 150 and 300 metres, and the Mirror nomination recognises what a bright future could lay before her.


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