Fabulous BT Sports Action Woman Awards
As a founding trustee of the Women's Sport Trust Sue was hugely excited to attend this year's BT Sport Action Woman awards hosted by Clare Balding at the BTSport studios in Olympic Park on December 1.
The awards, now in their third year, recognise the ten most outstanding sporting achievements by female athletes over the past 12 months and this year the top prize went to England’s Lionesses, following their incredible performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada this summer where they finished in third place.
Other contenders this year included:
Nicola Adams– Flyweight gold medalist at the inaugural European Games
Lizzie Armitstead – UCI World Road Race Champion
Rachel Atherton –World Downhill Biking Champion and World Cup Series winner
Georgina Hermitage– Double gold and silver medalist, plus world record breaker, at the IPC World Championships
England Women’s Hockey Team– European Hockey Champions
Jessica Ennis-Hill– World Heptathlon Champion for the second time
Johanna Konta –British No. 1 tennis player who is currently ranked inside the world’s top 50 and in 2015 became the first British female to beat a World No. 2 in 34 years
Sarah Outen– British adventurer who completed epic round the world journey
Oxford Women’s Boat Race Crew– Winners of historic Women’s Boat Race, on the same stretch of Thames and on the same day as the Men’s.