And The City Sportsperson Of The Year Is...........

Morgan Stanley's Nick Nieland.

Nieland, 34, is a pharmaceuticals analyst - and also happens to have won Gold in the javelin at this year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. The javelin thrower won the top award at the inaugural Square Mile Sports Awards, which were announced last week.

Ten of thousands of folks are said to have nominated City sports stars for the awards, and the final selection was made by a panel of 6 sporting idols, which included Tim Henman, Matthew Pinsett and Sam Torrance.

The other finalists were:

Nick Brothers, who works on a Deutsche Bank global equity desk and is England's field hockey goalkeeper.

Clydesdale banker David Clarke, the top scorer for England's blind soccer team.

Sue Day, a tax manager at KPMG, who was England's top scorer in the women's Rugby World Cup, and helped England to a 'Grand Slam', by winning all its matches in the Six Nations championships.

James Lindsay-Flynn, who works in global markets at Bank of America and who won a bronze medal in the lightweight double sculls at the rowing World Cup.

And Chris McLaughlin, a VP in Investor Relations at Inmarsat, who won a bronze medal at the world sailing championships in Melbourne.


Sources - www.squaremileawards.com, www.bloomberg.com

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