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The Awards

The shortlists have been decided for the 2018 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards.

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The winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday November 1 in London.

The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year

Katie Archibald
Track cycling

Rachel Atherton
Mountain biking

Dina Asher-Smith
Athletics

Georgia Hall
Golf

Vicky Holland
Triathlon

Lizzy Yarnold
Skeleton

Young Sportswoman of the Year

Izzy Atkin
Slopestyle skiing

Georgia Hall
Golf

Seonaid McIntosh
Shooting

Grace Reid
Diving

Team of the Year

Celebrating the achievements of Britain’s successful collective efforts.

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Disability Sportswoman of the Year

Hollie Arnold
Athletics

Menna Fitzpatrick (plus guide Jen Kehoe)
Alpine skiing

Sophie Hahn
Athletics

Alice Tai
Swimming

Sophie Thornhill (plus pilot Helen Scott)
Track cycling

Grassroots Award

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

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Team of the Year

4x100m athletics relay squad
England netball squad
Chelsea F.C. Women
GB wheelchair basketball team

Britain’s relay sprinters underlined their status as among the best in the world when they won gold at the European championships and Commonwealth Games.

In Berlin, the team of Asha Philip, Imai-Lara Lansiquot, Bianca Williams and Dina Asher-Smith held off the challenge of Germany and Holland to triumph in 41.88 seconds, bettering the silver medal won two years earlier in Amsterdam.

It was the fastest time in the world this year and only 11 seconds off their own national record. At the Commonwealths in April, an English quartet beat powerhouses Jamaica on the line by 0.06 second.

England’s netballers stunned favourites Australia to win Commonwealth Games gold on the Gold Coast.

Helen Housby scored in the final seconds to give England a 52-51 victory – as they became Commonwealth champions for the first time.

The sides were level at 25-25 at half-time but England shocked the hosts by overturning a four-point deficit in the final quarter. It was the first time they had beaten Australia at a major tournament. This gold represents the pinnacle of England’s netball history, surpassing the silver medal won at the 1975 World Cup.

Chelsea F.C. Women secured the 2017-18 League and Cup double in women’s football. The West Londoners, managed by Emma Hayes, won the Women’s Super League title for the second time in their history, going unbeaten through the 18 matches.

The Blues won 13 games and drew just five, scoring 44 goals. Their tally of 13 goals conceded was the best defensive record of the 10 top-flight clubs. On May 5, Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-1 at Wembley in the women’s FA Cup final in front of a record crowd of 45,423.

Britain’s wheelchair basketball team were silver medalists at the world championships. The Brits lost 56-40 to Holland in Hamburg in August.

It was another bitter defeat to Holland, who they lost to in the Paralympic bronze medal match two years ago in Rio.

Nevertheless, this was the first time in the tournament’s 28-year history Britain had won a medal at world level (their previous best was fifth in 2014). It is incredibly encouraging news on the road to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

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Grassroots Award

Stacey Copeland
Pat Mathie
Alex Paske
Danielle Robertson

Stacey Copeland set-up the Pave the Way programme to challenge stereotypes of women in sport and to encourage people to reach their full potential.

Copeland is also head of personal development at Parrs Wood High School in Manchester and competes for England as a professional boxer.

Pat Mathie has been a gymnastics coach at Avonbourne Gym Club in Bournemouth for the past 14 years. The community club, which is based at local schools, provides lessons for 300 gymnastics.

The 60-year-old has played a key role in the development of grassroots gymnastics in the south coast region.

Alex Paske founded the Mintridge Foundation in 2015 at the age of just 24.

The registered sports charity helps to encourage sports participation, life skills and wellbeing for young people. It provides a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models.

Danielle Robertson is the creator of ‘Surf Senioritas’ – an online surfing community for women.

The aim of the Facebook group is to establish and strengthen a supportive network to encourage women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to get on their surfboards. It has grown to 3,000 members.

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