CLARA TAUSON IS BESTSELLER'S OLYMPIC HOPE 2018
The talented tennis player Clara Tauson was named BESTSELLER’s Olympic Hope at the annual Danish Sports Awards this weekend. Clara follows in the footsteps of a number of great athletes that have made the transformation from talent to star.
Just 16 years old, Clara has already produced sensational tennis results. At the age of 13, she was the youngest player ever to win the Danish Senior Championship, and the following year she triumphed at the European Youth Olympics. In 2018, Clara even secured a number three junior world ranking.
The award is presented for the 10th time and is worth DKK 100,000 including a DKK 25,000 BESTSELLER clothes sponsorship. The support will help pave the way to fulfil Clara’s dream of winning a medal at the Olympics.
”Clara is a major international sports talent. Despite her young age she is already very mature in her appearance and in her approach to life as an elite athlete. If she manages to build continuously on her performances on the tennis court, we see her as a future star on the Danish Olympic team,” says BESTSELLER Communication Manger Jesper Stubkier.
Clara was not on stage at this year’s Danish Sports Awards as she is currently in Australia preparing for participation in the prestigious Junior Grand Slam tournament, Australian Open Junior Championships as part of the ITF Junior 18/u world circuit.
FACTS ABOUT CLARA (BORN 2002)
Club: KB Tennis
Top results: - Winner of Osaka Mayor’s Cup (ITF Juniors Grade A tournament), 2018
- Winner of European Junior Championships (ITF Juniors Grade B1 tournament), 2018
- No. 3 world ranking for juniors in November 2018
- Winner of $15,000 senior tournament in Stockholm (ITF Pro tournament), 2017
- Gold, European Youth Olympics, Györ 2017
- Winner of Danish Senior Championships, 2016
Former winners include Olympic and Paralympic medallists such as hurdler Sara Slott Petersen, swimmers Lotte Friis and Rikke Møller Pedersen, badminton player Viktor Axelsen, and Paralympic sprinter and long jumper Daniel Wagner Jørgensen.
Last year’s winner, the talented young cyclist Julius Johansen, continues to push for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games following an impressive first year as a senior professional. Julius was the best young rider at the 2018 Tour of Denmark and he has maintained his strong form since swapping the road for the velodrome, claiming three gold medals and a Danish record to begin the new UCI Track Cycling World Cup season. Read more about Julius and the other former winners of the award here.