Emma Raducanu: US Open Champion Wins Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year | Tennis news

Raducanu wins first prize, while BMX rider Bethany Shriever wins Young Sportswoman after winning gold in Tokyo; Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald win Sky Sports Team of the Year while Hannah Cockroft triumphs in the Disability Sportswoman category at the awards, in association with Sky Sports

Last updated: 25/11/21 21:00

Emma Raducanu triumphed in the women's singles at the US Open by winning her first Grand Slam

Emma Raducanu triumphed in the women’s singles at the US Open by winning her first Grand Slam

Emma Raducanu was named the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year after her historic triumph at the 2021 US Open.

The 19-year-old rose to global prominence with her sensational September triumph, becoming the first to win a Grand Slam singles title – and the first British woman to win one since Virginia Wade in 1977.

It was only her second Grand Slam appearance since her Wimbledon debut, where she reached round four, becoming the youngest British woman to advance to the round of 16 in the Open era.

Raducanu, who is currently 19th in the WTA world rankings, won the award ahead of other nominees Emily Campbell (weightlifting), Kate French (modern pentathlon), Laura Kenny (cycling), Lauren Price (boxing) and Sarah Storey (cycling) ). .

Greg Rusedski says Emma Raducanu shouldn't put too much pressure on herself as she adjusts to life on the WTA Tour.

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Greg Rusedski says Emma Raducanu shouldn’t put too much pressure on herself as she adjusts to life on the WTA Tour.

Greg Rusedski says Emma Raducanu shouldn’t put too much pressure on herself as she adjusts to life on the WTA Tour.

Bethany Shriever, 21, who crowdfunded to get to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and won a gold medal for Great Britain in the final of BMX racing, was awarded the Young Sportswoman of the Year.

She remained undefeated in her three semi runs and crossed the line just 0.090 seconds ahead of Colombian Marian Pajon on her way to becoming champion. Shriever went on to become world champion, the first woman in history to hold both titles at the same time.

Bethany Shriever celebrates after winning gold for Team GB in BMX cycling at Tokyo 2020. Bethany Shriever celebrates after winning gold for Team GB in BMX cycling at Tokyo 2020.

Bethany Shriever celebrates after winning gold for Team GB in BMX cycling at Tokyo 2020.

Wheelchair runner Hannah Cockroft handed over two gold medals for ParalympicsGB in the 100m and 800m in Japan, the sixth and seventh Olympic gold medals of her career to date, to triumph in the Sports Disability category.

Hannah Cockroft next to her new world record of 16.39 seconds in the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics Hannah Cockroft next to her new world record of 16.39 seconds in the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics

Hannah Cockroft next to her new world record of 16.39 seconds in the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics

The Sky Sports Team of the Year award went to track cyclists Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald, who became the first Olympic champions in women’s Madison. Kenny’s victory made her the most successful female cyclist in Olympic history and the first British woman to earn gold in three consecutive Olympics.

Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny celebrate the gold medal victory in Madison.  female Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny celebrate the gold medal victory in Madison.  female

Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny celebrate the gold medal victory in Madison. female

Ellie Simmonds received the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration after finishing her illustrious Paralympic career in Tokyo. He amassed eight medals in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro.

Ellie Simmonds retired after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Ellie Simmonds retired after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Ellie Simmonds retired after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Sports coach Clova Court was elected Base Sportswoman of the Year. The former international athlete, who competed in track and field for Great Britain, now works as a grassroots sports coach at Tipton Sports Academy and has been working with youth for over 20 years.

Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore won the Editor’s Choice award after becoming the first woman to win the Aintree race in its 182-year history.

De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore hold the Grand National trophy high De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore hold the Grand National trophy high

De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore hold the Grand National trophy high

Women’s health and performance expert Dr. Emma Ross received the first Changemaker Award. Ross is co-founder and co-CEO of The Well HQ, an organization that aims to educate and empower women to understand their bodies and use that knowledge to perform better in sports and physical activity.

The winners have been confirmed for the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2021 in association with Sky Sports The winners have been confirmed for the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2021 in association with Sky Sports

The winners have been confirmed for the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2021 in association with Sky Sports

Jonathan Licht, managing director of Sky Sports said: “It is more important than ever after the pandemic to celebrate phenomenal progress and achievements in women’s sport.

“We have seen some amazing moments throughout the year, not just in women’s sport, but the contribution of these nominees to sport in general, from the success of The Hundred to the extraordinary story of Emma Raducanu that moved the nation. Sky Sport is delighted. to play a role in celebrating these incredible women. “

Rebecca Myers, Sunday times Journalist and Chief Reporter for Sportswomen of the Year Awards, said, “Congratulations to all of our winners in what has been a groundbreaking year for women’s sport.

“Our 2021 worthy sportswoman of the year, Emma Raducanu, made history at the US Open and inspired so many girls and women back home with her success.

“These awards also recognize that sport and exercise are important to the physical and mental health of millions of women and we congratulate our base winner Clova Court for her work in this area, as well as Dr Emma. Ross, our inaugural winner in the Changemaker category, for using his platform to make sport better for everyone. “

Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Award Winners

Emma Raducanu, sportswoman of the year

Bethany Shriever, young sportswoman of the year

Hannah Cockroft, Disabled Sportswoman of the Year

Ellie Simmonds, Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration

Clova Court, grassroots sportswoman of the year

Rachael Blackmore, Editor’s Choice

Dr Emma Ross, Changemaker Award

Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald, Sky Sports Team of the Year

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