Sarah Storey Disability Sportswoman of the Year

More awards for the legendary paracyclist Dame Sarah Storey at The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, as she wins the Disability Sportswoman of the Year

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Sarah Storey Disability Sportswoman of the Year

It was a successful evening for the Great Britain Cycling Team’s Dame Sarah Storey at The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, as she took the crown of Disability Sportswoman of the Year during the online ceremony.

Storey won the award following on from her domination at the UCI Para-cycling Track Championships in Milton, Canada, back in March, where she won the pursuit, scratch race and omnium events to bring her overall world championship title tally up to an impressive 38.

Storey said: “I’m thrilled to have won this evening; I genuinely didn’t expect any nominations let alone an award. It’s a super way to end what has been an unusual year. I feel incredibly fortunate to have started 2020 the way I intended to go on, but even with plans on hold for 12 months, I don’t feel any less motivated!

“My first two Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year awards came in 1992 in the Schoolgirl category, as it was then called, and in 1996 as Student of the Year. Back then I never dreamed I’d be a recipient more than 20 years later! The awards have always been a key celebration of women’s sport and I feel privileged to have been recognised again. It’s also a testament to the amazing team I have around me, as I certainly couldn’t juggle motherhood and training and my other roles without such a dedicated support network.

“Thank you to everyone who continues to believe in me, I can’t wait to get back to racing on the road and track next year!”

Lizzie Deignan was also short-listed for the Sportswoman of the Year, rounding off what has been a brilliant 2020 season for Lizzie, who’s sporting achievements include winning three major races in what proved to be a busy autumn race schedule. Deignan took the victories at GP Plouay, La Course by Le Tour and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, all while riding for her trade team Trek-Segafredo, which was enough to secure her place as the overall leader in the Women’s WorldTour Rankings in 2020. Jockey Hollie Doyle won the title of Sportswoman of the Year.


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