University of Bath trio win accolades at Sportswomen of the Year Awards

09 December 2016

Rio Olympic Games medallists Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover each picked up honours at the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2016 on Thursday evening.

University of Bath-based swimmer O’Connor, a long-standing member of the hugely-successful British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village, won Young Sportswoman of the Year after her outstanding silver medal in the 200m individual medley in Brazil.

In doing so, Bath-born O’Connor broke her own British record and was just three-tenths of a second behind Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, who had set a new Olympic record.

University of Bath graduate Stanning and rowing partner Glover, who both learnt to row at the University of Bath with the GB Rowing Team Start programme, won Olympian of the Year awards after making history by becoming 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.

The awards were announced during a televised awards ceremony at London Bridge.

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