Sports experts and journalists participated, as it is the case every year, in the poll to select the best sportsman, the best sportswoman
, the best footballer, the best male athlete with disability and the best female athlete with disability.
does a lot of good for the society at large.
There are two Merseyside sportswomen among the six leading contenders for the prestigious Sportswoman
of the Year accolade - Jodie Taylor and Bianca Walkden - while Southport swimmer Freya Anderson has been selected for the Young Sportswoman
of the Year award.
SOLO ARTIST Paloma Faith FASHION DESIGNER Simone Rocha TV PERSONALITY Naomi Campbell, right PRESENTER Emma Willis SPORTSWOMAN
Christine Ohuruogu COMEDY ACTRESS Sarah Hyland INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST Taylor Swift FILM MAKER Lake Bell RADIO PERSONALITY Fearne Cotton NEXT BREAKTHROUGH Lily James ACCESSORIES DESIGNER Katie Hillier BAND Little Mix UK TV ACTRESS Jenna Coleman WRITER Helen Fielding THEATRE ACTRESS Billie Piper OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION Nicole Kidman INTERNATIONAL TV ACTRESS Emily VanCamp ENTREPRENEUR Alexa Chung MAN OF THE YEAR Sam Claflin EDITOR'S SPECIAL AWARD Taylor Schilling GLAMOUR HERO Davina McCall FILM ACTRESS Sally Hawkins GLAMOUR ICON Dame Helen Mirren
If successful, she will break a nine-year record for the longest continuous kitesurfing journey by a woman, which was set by British sportswoman
Andreya Wharry when she travelled 115.
6 ( ANI ): Athlete Christine Ohuruogu has been named Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswoman
of the Year.
brought a glittering career in bike racing to a close at London 2012 by retiring after winning a keirin gold and sprint silver last summer, to add to her gold from Beijing 2008.
Summary: Olympic star Jessica Ennis has been crowned Laureus World Sportswoman
of the Year.
HAYLEY TURNER has been shortlisted to defend her William Hill Sportswoman
of the Year crown, writes Andrew Scutts.
The 57th version of best-selling reference book also features new verified entries for the world's heaviest sportswoman
and the most conquests of Mount Everest, as well as the tallest ever dog.
Summary: At the first ceremony of its kind, fencer and Olympic hopeful Ibtihaj Muhammad was recognized for her achievements as a Muslim sportswoman
at the Ambassador Awards.
Dubai Tunisian tennis ace Ons Jabeur is setting herself much bigger targets for 2012 following her debut Junior French Open win last year, which earned her top recognition at yesterday's Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards for Best Arab Sportswoman