Yngling trio shortlisted
The girls, who have recently been selected to represent GBR at the Olympic Games in Beijing, 2008, will attend a lunch at Lord’s cricket ground on Tuesday November 20, at which the winners will be announced. Now in their 20th year, the Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women in a variety of different areas to British sporting life. The girls have had a fantastic year on the water, winning the ISAF World Championships in June of this year and Gold at the Olympic Test Event held in Qingdao, the Olympic sailing venue in China, last August.
The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, in association with Sony Ericsson, are among the most prestigious and influential in the British sporting calendar. As well as celebrating high-profile athletes – previous winners include Paula Radcliffe, Pippa Funnell, Kelly Holmes and Zara Phillips – the event recognises women at all levels of British sporting life including administrators working tirelessly behind the scenes, students and PE teachers nurturing future talent.
The judges of the 2007 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards are Eleanor Oldroyd, Jill Douglas (BBC Sport presenter), Amanda Bennett (head of policy at UK Sport), Kathy Tayler (TV presenter and former modern pentathlete), Miriam Batten (former Olympic silver medallist rower and a consultant for the Youth Sport Trust and the British Olympic Association), Di Stewart (presenter of Sky Sports’ Golf Night), Annamarie Phelps (former world champion rower and deputy chairman of the Amateur Rowing Association), Kate Allenby (Olympic bronze medallist in Sydney 2000, now a PE teacher and Modern Pentathlon coach), Cathy Hughes (senior client manager at Sport England), Sue Tibballs (chief executive of the Women’s Sport Fitness and Foundation) and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson (Britain’s most renowned Paralympian).
Shortlist for ‘Pindar Team of the Year’ at The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards:
Great Britain women’s quadruple sculls
Yngling sailing trio (Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson)