Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2019


The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year

The ultimate accolade for your favourite sportswoman of 2019

Team of the Year

Celebrating the achievements of Britain’s successful collective efforts

Vitality Grassroots Sportswomen of the Year Award

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

Disability Sportswoman of the Year

The outstanding performer in a disability sport

Young Sportswoman of the Year

Nominees must have been 21 years old or younger on January 1, 2019

Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration

Recognising truly inspirational endeavour and presented in honour of the late, much-loved sports presenter Helen Rollason


Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill DBE

Ennis-Hill stole the nation’s heart in the 2012 Olympics, when she won gold in the heptathlon on Super Saturday. Since then, she has become a three-time world champion, two-time winner of Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Award and has been made a Dame in 2017.
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Ama Agbeze MBE

Agbeze captained the England Netball team to their historic gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. It made them the first England netball team to ever win gold in the tournament. Agbeze currently plays for London Pulse and is a Sky commentator for this summer’s netball World Cup. She was awarded an MBE in 2019.
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Victoria Pendleton CBE

Pendleton is one of Britain’s most successful and most loved cyclists, winning nine world championships and two Olympic gold medals. Since retiring she has retrained as a jockey, coming fifth in the 2016 Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Rebecca Adlington OBE

In 2008, Adlington became the first British swimmer to win two gold medals at the Olympics for a hundred years. She has competed in four Olympic finals over two Games, and won two gold and two bronze medals. Since retiring in 2013, she has joined the BBC punditry team for the Rio Olympics and the...
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Chrissie Wellington OBE

Wellington is a four-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion – which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile cycle and a marathon run. She has broken two Ironman world records, and broke the South African course record in 2011 by 42 minutes.
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Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE

One of Britain’s greatest ever Paralympic athletes and wheelchair racers, Grey-Thompson has won 11 Olympic gold medals and four gold world championships medals. Since retiring she has served as a board member for the London Marathon, as well as sitting in the House of Lords.
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