2021 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards: Emma Raducanu, Laura Kenny and Sarah Storey among nominees for main award | News News

Emily Campbell, Kate French and Lauren Price were also nominated Athlete of the Year; Chelsea Women’s, England Netball, European Solheim Cup Team, Hannah Mills and Eliade McIntyre, Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald, and Oval Invincibles are among the nominees for the Sky Sports-sponsored Team of the Year.

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The shortlist of finalists for the 2021 Sunday Times Sports Awards has been confirmed in association with Sky Sports

The shortlist of finalists for the 2021 Sunday Times Sports Awards has been confirmed in association with Sky Sports

Among the nominees for the 2021 Sunday Times Female Athlete of the Year is US Open champion Emma Raducano along with Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic gold medalists Laura Kenny and Sarah Storey.

GB modern pentathlon champion Kate French and boxing gold medalist Lauren Price completed the top six shortlist for the main award alongside Emily Campbell, who became the first British Olympic medalist in weightlifting.

BMX Olympic and world champion Bethany Shriver, along with two other success stories in Tokyo in the 800m silver medalist Kelly Hodgkinson and Sky Brown, Britain’s youngest Olympic medalist, has been nominated for the Young Athlete of the Year award.

Meanwhile, the Solheim European Cup team, who underpinned their dramatic 2019 victory at the Gleneagles with a stunning victory on US soil in Toledo earlier this year, are now nominated for the Sky Sports-sponsored Team of the Year award.

Team Europe defeated the United States in the Solheim Cup

Team Europe defeated the United States in the Solheim Cup

The strike partnership between Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr resulted in Chelsea claiming their fourth WSL title

The strike partnership between Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr resulted in Chelsea claiming their fourth WSL title

Marizan Cap from Oval Invincibles celebrates a small streak on its way to the inaugural success of the London franchise at The Hundred

Marizan Cap from Oval Invincibles celebrates a small streak on its way to the inaugural success of the London franchise at The Hundred

The nominees in the team category also include the WSL Champions and UEFA Champions League Final Chelsea Women FC, England Netball and Oval Invincibles, winners of this summer’s inaugural 100 competition.

Public voting for the awards closed on November 17.

Jonathan Licht, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “It is more important than ever after the pandemic to celebrate the tremendous progress and achievements in women’s sport.

“We have experienced some amazing moments throughout the year, not just in women’s sports but the contribution of these nominees to sports in general, from the success of The Hundred to the extraordinary story of Emma Raducanu who moved the nation. Sky Sports is pleased to play a part in celebrating these incredible women. “.

From the athletes who made history and broke new records at the Olympics and Paralympics, to the landmark success of the 100th broadcast deal, said Rebecca Myers, journalist and principal reporter for the Sunday Times Awards Woman Athlete of the Year. The new women’s league.

“It’s no surprise that this year’s SWOTY Awards nominations are some of the strongest we’ve ever seen and we’re thrilled to announce such an excellent shortlist for 2021.”

Full list of awards and nominees

Sunday Times Best Sportswoman of 2021

Final award for your favorite athlete of the year

Emily Campbell, weightlifting
French Kate, Modern Pentacle
Laura Kinney, cycling
Lauren Price and boxing
Emma Raducano, tennis
Sarah Storey, cycling

Young Athlete of the Year

Candidates must be 21 years of age or younger on January 1, 2021

Zoe Baxtedt, cycling
Sky Brown, Ski
Alice Capsi, Cricket
Kelly Hodgkinson, athletics
Bethany Shriver, BMX
Maisie Summers Newton, swim

Disabled Athlete of the Year

Distinguished Sports Performer

Hannah Cockcroft, athletics
Cadena Cox, cycling and athletics
Bethany Firth, swimming
Phoebe Patterson Payne, archery
JB Semi-Boats Emma Wiggs, Charlotte Henshaw, and Laura Sugar

Sky Sports Team of the Year

Celebrating Britain’s successful collective efforts

Chelsea Women’s Club
England Net Bull
Solheim European Cup Team
Hannah Mills and Illidah McIntyre
Laura Kinney and Katie Archibald
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Changemaker Award

Celebrating those who inspired others and used their platforms to create change

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Alice Dearing
Dr. Emma Ross
Anita White

Grassroots Award

For individuals who have actively engaged with different groups of people within their community through sports

Salma B, cricket
Betty Codona, basketball
Clova Court, athletics
Hasina Rahman, martial arts

Helen Rollason Inspiration Award

A tribute to the inspiring effort in honor of the late sports presenter Helen Rollason

The winner of this award will be revealed at the award ceremony live on Thursday, November 25th.

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