Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2020

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In light of this extraordinary year, we will be honouring our winners with a special online awards ceremony on the evening of November 25, and we’d love for you to join us.

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The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year

In keeping with tradition we will celebrate the elite sportswoman of the year

Disability Sportswoman of the Year

Recognising the outstanding performer in disability sport

Vitality Grassroots Sportswoman of the Year Award

Those who have made an outstanding contribution to keeping women’s sport alive within their local community

Young Inspiration Award

Focusing on the young talent of the future, who have continued to pursue their passion for sport. Nominees must be 21 years old or younger on January 1, 2020

Influencer Award

Celebrating the influencers who have used their voice to inspire the nation during the lockdown period
The following awards will open to the public vote on Sunday, October 18 2020:

Vitality Grassroots Sportswoman of the Year Award

Influencer Award

Young Inspiration Award


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...
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Ama Agbeze MBE

Agbeze captained the England Netball team to their historic gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth...
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Rebecca Adlington OBE

In 2008, Adlington became the first British swimmer to win two gold medals at 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...
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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...
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Helen Glover MBE

Glover started rowing four years before she won a gold medal at the London Olympics....
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Place your nominations for Sportswomen of the Year 2020, in association with Vitality

This is your opportunity to nominate your favourite sportswomen of the past 12 months. A member of The Sunday Times sports team may contact you to confirm details regarding your nominee.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we have changed our awards slightly this year. As well as the usual Sportswomen of the Year awards for an elite sportswoman and an elite disability sportswoman, we have three awards that focus solely on grassroots sport and the amazing achievements of ordinary women in the community doing extraordinary things. If you know a woman who has lifted spirits during lockdown, kept people active from afar, run classes on Zoom, or helped out in the local community, we would love to hear about them.
The nomination process will close at midnight on 27 September, after which a judging panel will draw up the shortlists. The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony online on the evening of 25th November.

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