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Siobhan Marie O'Connor named Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year
Siobhan Marie O’Connor has been crowned the Young Sportswoman of the Year at the prestigious Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards in London.
The 21-year-old swimmer was recognised for her heroic efforts at the Rio 2016 Olympics, where she smashed the British 200m individual medley record, missing out on a gold medal by a mere fingertip.
Siobhan, who was nominated for the same award last year, also this year won a silver medal at the European Aquatics Championships.
“When I look back there were some very tough times which were obviously made completely worth it by winning a medal in Rio,” Siobhan said after receiving the award.
“It was incredible to be a part of the atmosphere in the Team GB camp, as well the Swimming team. It was our most successful team in 100 years and it was amazing to be a part of it, as well as to make some history.”
Catie Munnings (motorsport), Ellie Robinson (swimming) and Amy Tinkler (artistic gymnastics) were the other nominees.
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Laura Kenny was named the Sportswoman of the Year, ahead of Nicola Adams (boxing), Charlotte Dujardin (equestrianism) and Johanna Konta (tennis).