Eilish McColgan named BT Sport’s Action Woman of the Year after Commonwealth Games glory



Also nominated were: Paralympic legend Hannah Cockroft, who won wheelchair-racing gold at the Commonwealth Games with a record time; mixed martial artist Molly McCann, who scored stunning back-to-back knockouts across March and July’s UFC London events; and teenage diving star Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, who claimed three medals including two golds at the Commonwealth Games after securing bronze at the World Championships.

Meanwhile, the England Women’s football team were named Team of the Year, after the Lionesses claimed their first ever major trophy by winning the European Championship on home soil this summer.

Also at the award ceremony in London, former Grand Slam tennis champion Sue Barker CBE received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the sport as well as broadcasting in Britain. Barker, 66, has led BBC coverage of Wimbledon, the Olympics and Winter Olympics, the Grand National and more over the last 30 years.

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