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Sunday Times Disability Sportswoman of the Year shortlist announced

The award, in partnership with Sky Sports, sees Stephanie Slater, Jordanne Whiley, Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans and Libby Clegg all nominated. 30 Oct 2014
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Great Britain's Kelly Gallagher (right) and guide Charlotte Evans (left) celebrate winning Sochi 2014 gold in the women's Super-G

Great Britain's Kelly Gallagher (right) and guide Charlotte Evans (left) celebrate winning gold in the Women's Super-G - Visually Impaired during Sochi 2014.

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By IPC

Great Britain’s Jordanne Whiley (wheelchair tennis), Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans (alpine skiing), Stephanie Slater (swimming) and Libby Clegg (athletics) have been nominated for Disability Sportswoman of the Year by The Sunday Times newspaper and Sky Sports.

This is the 27th year of the awards, with the winners announced on 19 November.

Gallagher and Evans made history at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Russia, after becoming the first Great British athletes to win a Paralympic gold at a winter games.

They won the women’s super-G visually impaired race, with their compatriot Jade Etherington also taking bronze.

Clegg, 24, won gold in the women’s 100m T12 final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Great Britain.

At the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Slater, an S8 swimmer, was the top performing female athlete, winning seven gold medals in the 100m backstroke, butterfly and freestyle, the 200m medley, the 4x100m freestyle and medley and the 50m freestyle.

And Whiley made history as she, and partner – Japan’s Yui Kamiji – became the first non-Dutch pair to win all four grand slam doubles titles in a calendar year, including Wimbledon on home soil.

In 2013, swimmer Amy Marren won the award, after her gold winning performance at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada.

The public have until 19 November to register their vote, which can be done via the Sunday Times website.