2012 Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year – THE WINNERS!

The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year
The ultimate accolade for your favourite sportswoman this year

Winner: Jessica Ennis, Heptathlete and Olympic Gold medalist

Olympian of the Year
The outstanding figure at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Winner: Katherine Grainger, Rower,  Olympic Gold Medal winner

Young Olympian of the Year
UK Sport award for the outstanding figure, 21 years of age or younger, at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Winner: Jade Jones, Taekwondo, Olympic Gold Medal winner

Paralympian of the Year
The outstanding figure at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Winner: Sarah Storey, Cyclist, four times Paralympic Gold Medal winner (London 2012), 11 time Paralympic Gold medal winner overall (swimming and cycling)

Young Paralympian of the Year
The outstanding figure, 21 years of age or younger, at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Winner: Ellie Simmonds, S6 Swimmer, Twice Paralympic Gold Medal winner at London 2012, 4 Paralympic Gold Medals to her name overall

Team of the Year
Sport and Recreation Alliance award celebrating the achievements of Britain’s successful collective efforts

Winner: GB team pursuit cyclists – Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell

Coach of the Year
Acknowledging the coaches who, often unpaid and unheralded, have worked tirelessly to nurture the talents of our female athletes

Winner: Jenny Archer, Coach to (multiple) Paralympic gold medal winner David Weir

Community Award
Sport England award for individuals who have actively engaged with different groups of women within their community through sport

Winner: Di Redfern, Riding for the Disabled

Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognising a lifetime of sporting success

Winner: Baroness Sue Campbell, Chairman, UK Sport

The Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration
Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation award recognising inspirational endeavour in honour of the late BBC sports presenter Helen Rollason

Winner: Claire Lomas, British disabled rights campaigner and ex-event rider paralysed after a riding accident who walked the  London Marathon in 17 days this year.

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One comment on “2012 Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year – THE WINNERS!
  1. […] there to be a double page feature on the awards and winners. (See our blog from the other day for a full list of the winners for 2012)  Admittedly this double page does also have a couple of articles on men’s sport lurking at […]

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