The awards winners

Crowning glory

Find out who took home the prizes at the 2017 Scottish Sports Awards

Wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn was the toast of the 2017 Sunday Mail sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards after picking up two awards.

A star-studded guest list gathered on 7 December in Glasgow to celebrate another exceptional year for Scottish sport.

The nominees ranged from young athletes emerging on the international stage to seasoned champions continuing to excel and a host of dedicated volunteers who were recognised for the work they do to promote participation in sport within their communities.

Sammi was the pick of the winners on the night, the only person to win two awards as she took home the Disability Sport Award and pipped the likes of Callum Hawkins, Stuart Hogg, Jamie Murray and Katie Archibald to the Scottish Sports Personality award.

Watch some of the highlights of the night followed by a full list of the winners.

Scottish Sports Personality

Sammi Kinghorn (athletics)

The 21-year-old wheelchair racer from the Borders excelled at the World Championships in London with two golds and a bronze in the sprints, breaking her own 200m world record.

Young Sports Personality

Jemma Reekie (athletics)

The teenager became the first Scot to win a 1500m and 3000m double at the British Junior Championships, then clinched 3000m gold at the European Junior Championships.

Team of the Year

Celtic (football)

In the year they celebrated the 50th anniversary of winning the European Cup, Brendan Rodgers' team went unbeaten through a treble-winning season and made the group stage of the Champions League.

School Sport Award

St Anthony’s Primary (Saltcoats)

St Anthony's generated an incredible, heart-warming tale that underlined the power of a good school sports ethos, raising funds for a Primary 2 pupil suffering cerebral palsy to have life-changing surgery in the United States. 

Coach/Manager of the Year

Brendan Rodgers (football)

The Northern Irishman became just the third Celtic manager to win a treble, uniquely doing it undefeated, while qualifying for the Champions League group stage.

Sporting Event of the Year

Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open Golf (Dundonald Links)

A ground-breaking event, the first co-sanctioned by the American LPGA, boasted the biggest prize fund outside of the Tour’s two Majors at $1.5million, attracting a truly world-class field on the same course as the men’s event.

Inspirational Performance

Leigh Griffiths (double v England in World Cup qualifier)

For two minutes and 50 seconds in June at Hampden, the nation went into orbit as the Celtic striker scored two incredible free kicks - his first two Scotland goals.

Local Hero Award

Adrienne Hunter

The founder of Glasgow Fever basketball started with 10 girls in 2010 and has turned the club into a 300-member institution, working exhaustively in the community to engage kids in the game.

Disability Sports Award

Sammi Kinghorn (athletics)

The 21-year-old wheelchair racer from the Borders excelled at the World Championships in London with two golds and a bronze in the sprints, breaking her own 200m world record. She will race the marathon at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Local Club of the Year

Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club

This forward-thinking Fife club was set up to provide a safe environment for motorbike riders to go off-road and curb illegal and anti-social riding.

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