Scholars 2013: In pictures

Last Updated: 24/12/13 11:26am

It's been a superb 2013 for our Sports Scholars, starting back in January as Elise Christie claimed two golds medals at the ISU European Championships

The Scottish Short Track speed skater was at it again in February, winning the 1500m gold in Dresden as well as claiming the overall 1000m World Cup title

The following month, pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale came to the fore as she won gold at the European Indoor Athletics Championships

There was also joy for swimmer Siobhan-Marie O'Connor as she won the 200m individual medley at the British Gas International...

In April it was the turn of gymnast Sam Oldham to pick up a medal, the high bar silver at the European Championships in Moscow

It was cyclist Lucy Garner's first year as a senior rider and in May she recorded her first elite race win, in China, for her Argos-Shimano team

It wasn't such a good month for 2012 Junior BMX world champion Quillan Isidore as a nasty fall saw him ruled out for the rest of the season

June saw a first senior international tournament for light-flyweight boxer Jack Bateson and a first medal to boot - bronze in the European Championships

Meanwhile, Ireland's Jason Quigley defeated Romania's Bogdan Juratoni in the middleweight final to take the gold medal in the same tournament

The month saw more Scholars' success as Jessica Judd won both the European Team Championships gold and claimed a first Diamond League win, both in the 800m

The third of our boxing Scholars got in on the act in July, Savannah Marshall was dominant in claiming the 75kg European Union crown

Olivia Breen was also in action at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon, finishing 5th in both the T38 100m and 200m

After the Scholarships scheme launched in September, October saw Quigley become the first Irishman to win silver at the AIBA World Championships...

...whilst Marshall beat all comers to take gold at the World Combat Games in St Petersburg

It has been a frustrating with injury year for Louis Persent, but November saw him interview David Beckham at the Sky Academy launch

Finally, in December, O'Connor won silver in the 200m IM and bronze in the 100m IM, in a British record time, at the European Short Course Championships

Finally, in December, O'Connor won silver in the 200m IM and bronze in the 100m IM, in a British record time, at the European Short Course Championships