Emma Raducano: US Open champion wins Sunday Times Sports of the Year award | tennis news

Radokano wins first prize, while BMX racer Bethany Shriver beats the young athlete after winning the gold in Tokyo; Laura Kinney and Katie Archibald won this year’s Sky Sports award while Hannah Cockcroft won the Handicap Sports category at the awards, in association with Sky Sports.

Last update: 11/25/21 10:01 PM

Emma Raducano triumphed in the women's singles event at the US Open to crown her first major tournament

Emma Raducano triumphed in the women’s singles event at the US Open to win her first major tournament

Emma Raducano was named Sunday Times Female Athlete of the Year after her historic victory at the 2021 US Open.

The 19-year-old rose to global prominence with a thrilling victory in September as she became the first qualified woman to win a singles Grand Slam title – and the first British woman to win that title since Virginia Wade in 1977.

It was her second Grand Slam appearance after her debut at Wimbledon, where she reached the fourth round – becoming the youngest British woman to advance to the round of 16 in the Open Era.

Radocano, who is currently 19th in the WTA rankings, won the award in front of fellow nominees Emily Campbell (powerlifting), Kate French (modern pentathlon), Laura Kenny (cycling), Lauren Price (boxing), and Sarah Storey. (Cycling) .

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

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

21-year-old Bethany Shriver crowdfunded her way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and won gold for Great Britain in the BMX final, the Young Athlete of the Year award.

Unbeaten by her three runs, she crossed the streak just 0.090 seconds short of Colombia’s Marianne Pagon on her way to becoming champion. Shriever then went on to become the world champion, the first woman in history to hold both titles at the same time.

Bethany Shriever celebrates after winning Team GB's gold in the BMX bike race in Tokyo 2020.

Bethany Shriever celebrates after winning Team GB’s gold in the BMX bike race in Tokyo 2020.

Wheelchair runner Hannah Cockcroft handed over two Paralympic GP gold medals in the 100m and 800m in Japan, her sixth and seventh gold medal in her career to date, to win in the Paralympic Sports category.

Hannah Cockcroft next to her new record time of 16.39sec in the 100m at the Tokyo Olympics

Hannah Cockcroft next to her new record time of 16.39sec in the 100m at the Tokyo Olympics

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

Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny celebrate their gold medal win at Madison Women's

Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny celebrate their gold medal win at Madison Women’s

Elle Symonds received the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration after wrapping up her illustrious Paralympic career in Tokyo. She won eight medals in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro.

Eli Symonds retires after the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Eli Symonds retires after the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Klova Kurt, the athletic trainer, was named Grassroots Athlete of the Year. The former international athlete, who competed in track and field for Great Britain, is now a grassroots sports coach at Tipton Sports Academy and has worked with youth for over 20 years.

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

De Broomhead and Rachel Blackmore hold the Grand National trophy aloft

De Broomhead and Rachel Blackmore hold the Grand National trophy high

Women’s health and performance expert Dr. Emma Ross has been awarded the 1st Changemaker Award. Ross is the 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 of the Sunday Times Best Women of the Year 2021 awards have been confirmed in partnership with Sky Sports

The winners of the Sunday Times Best Women of the Year 2021 awards have been confirmed in partnership with Sky Sports

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

“We have experienced some amazing moments throughout the year, not just in women’s sports but the contribution of these nominees to sports in general, from the success of The Hundred to the extraordinary story of Emma Raducanu who moved the nation. Sky Sports is pleased to play a part in celebrating these incredible women. “.

Rebecca Myers, Sunday times “Congratulations to all the winners of what has been a groundbreaking year for women’s sports,” said the journalist and principal reporter for this year’s Sportswoman of the Year award.

“The Most Deserved Athletic Woman of the Year 2021, Emma Radocano, made history at the US Open and inspired so many girls and women back home with her success.

“These awards also recognize the importance of sport and exercise to the physical and mental health of millions of women, and we congratulate grassroots winner Klova Court for her work in the field, and we also congratulate Dr. Emma Ross, our first winner in the Changemaker category, for using her platform to make sport better for everyone.”

Winners of the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year

Emma Raducano, Athlete of the Year

Bethany Shriver, Young Athlete of the Year

Hannah Cockcroft, Disability Athlete of the Year

Ellie Symonds, Helen Rollason Inspiration Award

Clova Court, Grassroots Athlete of the Year

Rachel Blackmore, Editor’s Choice

Emma Ross, Changemaker Award

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

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