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Sky Sports Scholarships - Boxer Savannah Marshall named Hartlepool Sports Personality of the Year

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Last Updated: 10/10/13 10:35am

Savannah Marshall: Will go into the World Combat Games with added confidence after winning her latest award

Savannah Marshall: Will go into the World Combat Games with added confidence after winning her latest award

Savannah Marshall has been named Hartlepool Sports Personality of the Year for 2013 after winning the European Union championships in June.

The reigning middleweight world champion was unable to attend the awards as she is preparing for the World Combat Games in Russia later in October.

Marshall's father, John, collected the award on his daughter's behalf and said that she was thrilled to have won.

"She will be chuffed to bits with this," he said. "She has come a long way and that is all down to hard work and dedication."

The World Combat Games get underway in St Petersburg on 18 October with the boxing starting two days later.