THE YEAR simply won’t stop giving to Stalbridge para-triathlete Hannah Moore and her latest triumph is to be nominated for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award.

Moore, 22, captured national headlines and imaginations after winning PTS4 gold at the European Championships on the two-year anniversary of a life-changing leg amputation.

The Dorset native was admitted for a routine procedure on an ingrowing toenail but a botched job brought on a complex regional syndrome and a whole world of pain.

After Moore and her family forked out £5,000 for a risky, private amputation she took up triathlon and incredibly, is now a world and European champion – with more 2018 honours potentially on the horizon thanks to SportsAid.

SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award was launched in 2006 with double Olympic medallist and diving world champion Tom Daley the inaugural winner.

Paralympic champion Hollie Arnold MBE claimed the accolade in 2008 with para-athlete Sally Brown, hockey player Harry Martin, heptathlete Morgan Lake and sprinter Jodie Williams among the previous victors.

Moore is now in line to join such illustrious company as one of ten nominees selected from around 1,000 rising British stars supported by SportsAid across more than 60 different sports.

Dame Katherine Grainger, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, and five-time Paralympic champion Natasha Baker are among the panel of judges for the annual award.

Moore spoke of her pride at being nominated for the glittering award that serves as another monument to her turnaround from extreme adversity.

“I’m very honoured to be nominated and shortlisted for the top ten,” said Moore, who is a few weeks into a Sport & Exercise Science degree at Loughborough University.

“There are big names in those who have won the award before and it’s nice to be recognised and potentially put in the same bracket as some of them.

“It’s nice to have something to add to my season. It’s all been way beyond what I ever expected.

“I planned the British Championships at the start of the year and now I’m sat here with all these medals in such a great place.

“Before I had my leg amputated it was a really hard time and winning the Europeans a day after the anniversary was emotional.

“It showed how far I’ve come in those two years and I’ve had all the opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise, making the most of everything that happened and the situation I’m in.”

Moore’s PTS4 category doesn’t currently have Paralympic status, but she’s determined to qualify for Tokyo and overhaul the odds again up against less impaired opposition in PTS3.

Not bad for someone who was overjoyed at simply being back on her feet.

“This is all a second chance in life for me – I didn’t think I’d walk again,” she said.

“I only really grasped the chance when I thought it was going to be taken away from me.

“I’ve got a great motivation to persevere in sport and while the rules will need to change for me to get into Tokyo, I’m determined to still make it.”

Moore's bid is being helped by SportsAid, who offer funding and recognition to young athletes at a crucial, early stage in their careers.

“For me help with funding is vital because with my studying I don’t have time to work,” Hannah, who receives her SportsAid support from Nelsons, added.

“I’m not on world-class funding so for me it just means being able to get to competitions.

“Paratriathlon takes a lot of commitment and it’s great to have SportsAid behind me, supporting me.”

The winner of SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award will be revealed at the charity’s annual SportsBall, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, in London on Thursday 15 November. Please visit for further information.