Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds is set to be honoured on Birmingham’s Walk of Stars.
Bosses confirmed the 17-year-old swimming sensation had been put forward for the award, which celebrates celebrities and worthy recipients from the Midlands.
Spokeswoman Nichole Samuels said: “Ellie is definitely under consideration.
“We recognise her great achievements and she is one of a host of people who have been nominated to be awarded a star. She is definitely someone we are looking at.”
Ellie, from Aldridge, won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze at the Paralympics.
Her name emerged as a contender for a star as it was revealed that Birmingham-born singer Jaki Graham would be the next celebrity to receive the honour.
The former Ladywood School pupil had chart hits as a solo singer and with duets alongside Michael McDonald and David Grant.
The news broke yesterday as Jaki celebrated her 36th wedding anniversary. Her husband Tony is the brother of former Villa defender Brendan Ormsby.
She said she was “stunned” and added: “I kept thinking everyone had forgotten I come from Birmingham.
“To get this recognition is absolutely brilliant. I’m so proud and I’d like to thank everyone who put me forward – somebody pinch me. I hope it’s going to be a beautiful day. I’m stunned.”
Jaki’s star will be unveiled on Broad Street on October 3.
She was nominated in recognition of her contribution to British soul music.
Ms Samuels said it also tied in with next month’s Black History Month.
“Jaki is a homegrown talent to aspire to,” she said.
“With Black History Month coming soon, it seemed appropriate to honour to one of the UK’s most prominent singers, paving the way for those who have followed.
“We never fall short of exceptional British talent to add to our Walk of Stars and Jaki is testament to that fact.”