Ashleigh Barty wins three AIS awards

(Australian Associated Press)


Ashleigh Barty has picked up further gongs in her stellar 2019 season, winning three categories at the Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards.

The French Open winner took out the Female Athlete of the Year award, the ABC Sport Personality of the Year and Sporting Moment of the Year award.

“We are a sporting nation, we love it and it is in our blood so to receive the votes and the support from the public is amazing,” Barty said.

The 23 year-old finished the season as world No.1 and took out the rich WTA Finals in China, the Miami Open and Birmingham Classic along the way.

Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games flag-bearer Scotty James’s continued good form on the slopes was recognised with the Male Athlete of the Year honour.

The halfpipe rider won every major event he entered — including an unprecedented third consecutive halfpipe title at the World Championships in Park City, Utah.

War veteran turned sporting star Curtis McGrath capped off an outstanding season to be named Male Para-athlete of the Year.

Meanwhile 17-year old Amy Lawton was named Emerging Athlete of the Year after scoring on debut for the Hockeyroos in their ANZAC day clash in New Zealand.


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