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Ennis named Sportswoman of the Year

Published: November 10, 2012 | 9:24 am
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Jessica Ennis

LONDON - Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has won the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Award.
The 26-year-old set three personal bests and a British record of 6,995 points on her way to gold in London. Olympic gold medallists Katherine Grainger and Jade Jones and Paralympic champion Sarah Storey also won awards. Ennis told BBC Sport: “It’s an incredible honour considering the amazing performances we’ve had this year from British women.”
Of the record 65 medals won by Team GB at the Olympics, British women were involved in winning 25 of them.
The success continued at the Paralympics with female competitors winning 19 of 34 golds won by ParalympicsGB. Ennis set three personal bests on her way to beating Germany’s Lilli Schwarzkopf by a huge 306 points.
Ennis added: “It’s so nice, once you’ve done all the hard work and you’ve achieved, to be awarded with these amazing awards that people have voted for.

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