Top 5 Sportswomen of 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
2012 has seen an epic summer of sport with the London Olympics taking the top spot as the most watched sporting event this year. It has been a summer of celebration, with medal after medal being won, bringing that extra bit of unity to Great Britain. But who do we have to thank for this? The champions themselves! And after a lot of deliberation we have managed to narrow it down to the top 5 sportswomen of 2012.
1. Jessica Ennis
Taking the top spot is the face of the GB team, Jessica Ennis who scooped up the gold medal in the heptathlon and broke the record for the fastest time ever ran in a heptathlon. This ranked Jessica the 5th best of all time, throw in her personal best in the 200m and the javelin and that makes a pretty impressive few weeks for her. She has also just been voted the Olympic athlete of the year by British athletic fans. In the poll organised by UK Athletics Jessica received 48% of the vote, 4% ahead of the double Olympic distance winner Mo Farah.
2. Victoria Pendleton
Victoria’s in second place after her amazing performance during the Olympics. During the qualifying for the women’s cycling sprint she broke the Olympic world record and then proceeded to take gold for GB in the women’s keirin. And if that wasn’t enough for the 31-year-old cyclist she is now strutting her stuff on the dance floor as one of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing contestants!
3. Ellie Simmonds
This swimmer shot to fame when she became the youngest Briton to win an Olympic or Paralympic medal when she was only 13 years and 9 months. Now at age 17 she has broken 8 world records and has 10 World titles and 5 European titles to her name. This year she carried on her winning streak where she won four medals, two gold’s, one silver and one bronze as well as breaking two world records.
4. Heather Watson
This tennis player beat Jamie Lee Hampton of the USA at Wimbledon this year making her the first British woman to reach the third round since 2002. She then moved on to become the UK’s first winner of the Women’s Association Tour singles title in 24 years.
5. Katherine Grainger
Coming in at number 5 for her pure dedication and determination. After 12 years Katherine finally grabbed the gold in the women’s double skulls along with Anne Watkins. After three successive silver medals at Sydney, Athens and Beijing she finally struck gold on home soil. Katherine has now won medals in four Olympics in a row, a feat that has never before been achieved by a British women rower.
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