Lucy Garlick’s desire to conquer the climbing world has never been greater after a stellar season which saw the Carshalton star achieve success in Britain and beyond.
The 15-year-old has thrived in domestic competitions and also travelled across Europe and to America in recent months as she starts to make her mark in global junior competitions.
Garlick’s success led her to being one of ten athletes nominated for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award, back and bigger than ever after a three-year absence to celebrate Britain’s brightest sporting prospects.
And after her season, which culminated in attending the star-studded award ceremony at Sea Containers House in London on Thursday evening, Garlick has more belief than ever she can climb to the very top.
🏆 ONE-TO-WATCH AWARD 🏆
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She said: “I started first with all the British competitions in the season and I managed to win all the ones I went to, which was cool.
“Then I’m second in Europe for boulder and I came fourth at the worlds for the boulder.
“It definitely motivates me to train harder for next year. It’s definitely given me the confidence to make me think that I can do it. You don’t really know until you try the competitions whether you’re good enough to be the best, but it’s been a really good year.
“Next year I’m hoping to get selected for some of the senior events and try and get selected for the junior Europeans and worlds again.
“Long term is the Olympics hopefully. That’s the big goal. I think it’ll be super hard to go to the next one [in 2024], but hopefully the one after…