Turmel is is one of ten nominees selected from around 1,000 rising British stars supported by SportsAid across more than 60 different sports.

With ESF European Junior Championships gold proudly on her honours board this season, the year will already go down as one close to perfection regardless of what’s still to come.

Not that Turmel is keen to stop any time soon. On the eve of her latest trip to Canada for a double-header of tournaments, Lucy said:

“My goal is to be world No.1, world champion one day – it’s a long process and it’s something pretty much everyone aspires to but I want to be able to reach my potential.” 

“The key for me is seeing how far I can get with the work I put in, then making the most of that.

“It’s been a busy year, I played a tournament in France and went into it unseeded but managed to make the semi-finals, beating the world No.30 and No.32 on the way.

“They’re my biggest two wins to date, I’d been training really hard in the build-up to it so for that to be rewarded was a really big deal for me.

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