25th October 2022
COCKROFT AND MCCOLGAN NOMINATED FOR THE BT SPORT ACTION WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Commonwealth champions, Hannah Cockroft (Leeds) and Eilish McColgan (Liz Nuttall, Dundee Hawkhill) have both been shortlisted for the BT Sport Action Woman Awards
Every year, BT Sport celebrates the achievements of brilliant and inspiring female athletes in the Action Woman Awards. Voting is open until 11:59pm on Wednesday 9 November. The winners will be revealed in a ceremony on Wednesday 16 November, which will be shown live on BT Sport and their digital platforms as well as Facebook and YouTube.
Following a 2021 season which saw her add two more Paralympic titles to her incredible collection, as well as lowering her own world records, most significantly in the 100m, 2022 proved another excellent season for the highly decorated athletics legend.
The high point of Cockroft’s season was sealing a title she had never had the opportunity to attain previously, which was the Commonwealth Games crown.
The T34 100m was added to the Birmingham 2022 programme, and the 12-time world champion showed her class to take the gold medal for Team England and lead home a 1-2-3 alongside compatriots, Kare Adenegan and Fabienne Andre.
Wins at the UK Athletics Championships and the Muller Birmingham Diamond League in front of home crowds were other high points in the Yorkshire woman’s season, and she showed no letting up on the track with an official world record in the T34 1500m [3:44.29], and there were also unofficial best marks over 100m and 200m.
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There are few superlatives left to describe Eilish McColgan’s 2022 season as she came away with four medals from the major Championships and Games this summer. She also revised the UK all-time record books along the way during a truly remarkable year.
Few will forget the historic night at a packed-out Alexander Stadium as McColgan turned on the afterburners to outsprint Kenya’s Irine Cheptai on the final lap of the 10,000m to secure a sensational gold medal for Scotland, and match her mum’s [Liz Nuttall] achievement from 1986 and 1990.
A 5000m silver added to a stunning Commonwealth Games for the Dundee Hawkill athlete as she contributed event further to Team Scotland’s medal haul in Birmingham.
Not content with her success in the UK, she returned just over a week later to bag two further medals at the European Championships in Munich, Germany.
Bronze in the 10,000m was followed by silver in the 5000m – just three days later – to secure more major medals to her CV.
Not only was McColgan excelling in terms of medals wins, but she has been breaking records and setting PBs all year.
She has beaten Paula Radcliffe’s British 10km record this year, clocking 30:19 in May at the Great Manchester 10km. This is in addition to her revising her personal bests in the 10,000m [30:19.02], the 5km [14:45] and the half marathon [66:26].
To vote for Eilish, click HERE.