MANCUNIAN Ellie Edwards, pictured, has been named the UJIA Maccabiah Games Open Athlete of the Year, after picking up three medals at the 2017 event in Israel.
The 21-year-old was Team GB's most successful athlete at the Maccabiah Games. She won a 200m gold, 100m silver and a bronze in the open women 4x400m relay.
She was also team manager for the track and field group.
She told Sportsworld: "It's very nice to have won and it makes me feel proud, especially after winning a similar award after I competed in the games as a junior four years ago.
"What makes it even more gratifying is that I managed to juggle being a manager and competing, which no one else did - I can juggle a lot at once."
But the daughter of Eddie and Francine Edwards' experience was not so easy, she admitted.
Although she did have the "best" time of her life.
She continued: "One of the most stressful things was to be manager and to be competing at the same time, but I did it.
"I'm still competing for Birmingham University and for my home club, Trafford AC.
"This is my last year of university so I want to get a medal in the British Universities & Colleges Sport championship before I graduate.
"And, of course, I want to keep training to get as quick as possible."