Great Britain votes for Disability Sportswoman of the Year

Cockroft and Hahn lead nominations at annual awards 26 Oct 2017
four female Para athletes celebrating winning

(clockwise from top left) Wiggs, Hahn, Chippington and Cockroft are nominated for Disability Sportswoman of the Year

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Fans of British Para sport have been voting in their thousands and will find out on Thursday (26 October) who has been named 2017 Disability Sportswoman of the Year.

The annual accolade is one of seven categories in the prestigious Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year awards, which were established in 1987 to celebrate the best women in British sport.

There are four nominations for this year’s award, which was won last year by Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox.

Jeanette Chippington – Canoe

Paralympic and European champion Chippington became only the second canoeist in British history to complete a Grand Slam of Para canoe titles when she won the KL1 200m world title in August. She achieved the feat a day later than teammate Emma Wiggs, who is also nominated for this award.

Hannah Cockroft – Athletics

Cockroft performed spectacularly in front of her home crowd at this year’s World Para Athletics Championships in London, winning triple gold in the 100m, 400m and 800m T34. Two out of the three titles were won in world record time, and mirrored her victories at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Sophie Hahn – Athletics

Hahn was another athlete who had a World Championships to remember in 2017. The 20-year-old completed a sprint double in the 100m and 200m T38, setting two new world records in the process.

Emma Wiggs – Canoe

Wiggs beat fellow nominee Chippington by one day to become the first British canoeist to complete the Grand Slam in Para canoe. She won the KL2 200m world title in August to add to her European and Paralympic crowns from 2016.

More information on the awards can be found on the official website.