Charlotte Dujardin shortlisted for Sportswomen of the Year award

  • Charlotte Dujardin has been shortlisted for the 2013 Sunday Times and Sky News Sportswomen of the Year award.

    The double Olympic gold medallist is up against 400m World Champion Christine Ohuruogu, cricketer Heather Knight, cyclist Becky James, bobsleigh’s Shelley Rudman and triathlete Non Stanford.

    A 9-strong judging panel decided on the shortlist after asking for nominations from the public.

    Charlotte had an outstanding summer setting a new world record of 85.942% to win gold in the grand prix and taking home freestyle gold at the European Championships on her Olympic mount Valegro.

    This is the 26th edition of the awards ceremony, which will also name a Team of the Year, a Young Sportswoman of the Year and a Disability Sportswoman of the Year.

    Ros Spearing, the founder of Ebony Riding Club, a riding school based in Brixton that helps disadvantaged children, has also been nominated for the community award.

    Last year Claire Lomas, who was paralysed in a fall eventing 6 years ago and completed the marathon in 16 days wearing a special robotic suit, received the Helen Rollason award for inspiration.

    The winner of the awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on 5 December. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Sky for the first time.

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