Vote equestrian in prestigious sports awards

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Vote equestrian in prestigious sports awards
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The 2012 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, now in their 25th year, celebrate the significant and outstanding contributions made by Britain’s most prominent elite performers, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and inspirational female figures.

Of the record 65 medals achieved by Team GB at the Olympics, British women were involved in 25 of them.

At the Paralympics British female competitors were involved in 19 of the 34 gold medals won by the host nation over the course of 11 days. The likes of Natasha Baker, Sophie Christiansen, Hannah Cockroft, Ellie Simmonds and Sarah Storey all became multiple champions as well as household names.

After the online nomination process closes on Monday 15 October, a judging panel will decide upon the respective shortlists for each of the 10 categories. The winners and runner-ups will be announced at an evening ceremony in London on Thursday 8 November.

The 10 award categories are:

- The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year

- The ultimate accolade for your favourite sportswoman this year

- Olympian of the Year

- The outstanding figure at the London 2012 Olympic Games

- Young Olympian of the Year

- The outstanding figure, 21 years of age or younger, at the London 2012 Olympic Games

- Paralympian of the Year

- The outstanding figure at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

- Young Paralympian of the Year

- UK Sport award for the outstanding figure, 21 years of age or younger, at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

- Team of the Year

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

- Coach of the Year

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

- Community Award

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

- Lifetime Achievement Award

- Recognising a lifetime of sporting success

- 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

Supported by:

UK Sport

Sport England

Sport and Recreation Alliance

Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation

When filling your details into the voting form, your telephone number and postcode should not contain any spaces. It should be entered in continuously. Nominations close at midnight on Monday 15 October 2012.

For more information visit www.thesundaytimes.co.uk.

 

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