Rio rowing and swimming stars in contention for Sportswomen of the Year awards

08 November 2016

Olympic medallists Heather Stanning, Helen Glover and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor have all been shortlisted in the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year awards for 2016.

Sports Technology graduate Stanning and women’s pair partner Glover, who both learnt to row at the University of Bath with the GB Rowing Team Start programme, are in contention for both Vitality Team of the Year and Olympian of the Year.

They made history once again this summer as they became the first Team GB female rowers to successfully defend their Olympic title, stretching their unbeaten record in the women’s pair to 39 races in the process.

O’Connor – a long-standing member of the hugely-successful British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village – is in the running for the Young Sportswoman of the Year award after winning 200m individual medley silver at Rio 2016.

The winners will be announced during a televised awards ceremony at London Bridge on Thursday, December 8.

Glover and Stanning have also been shortlisted for the Female Crew of the Year honour at the 2016 World Rowing Awards, an accolade they won last year.

Pictured top are Heather Stanning and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor with their medals during the University’s Rio 2016 homecoming celebrations – click here to read more.

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