Johanna Konta nominated for top award after her fine season

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Eastbourne tennis player and British No.1 Johanna Konta has been shortlisted by BT Sport for its annual Action Woman of the Year Award, now in its third year.

The award celebrates the ten most outstanding sporting performances by British female athletes throughout 2015. The winner will be decided by members of the public who can vote online at btsport.com.

Konta said, “It’s amazing to be nominated alongside such great names. It’s a pretty nice way to top off what has been good year for me. I have managed to stay fit and healthy throughout the year and finish as British No.1.

“I have had a chance to enjoy some time away on holiday and I’m now working hard in training. Hopefully I will be able to enjoy some more good results next season.”

Of the awards night she added, “It will be a great occasion, it will be a chance to get dressed up and put some high heels on and enjoy the night. There are some great champions on the list. I look at the nominations and most are world champions. I have had a good season but I don’t know if I’m in that category.”

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “It has been yet another brilliant year for Britain’s female athletes and we are proud to once again be recognising and celebrating all the remarkable achievements these outstanding nominees have achieved in 2015.”

BT Sport presenter, Clare Balding, said: “It is a privilege to be involved with the BT Sport Action Woman Awards again this year as we reward those who have excited and influenced us.”

Nicola Adams – Flyweight gold medalist at the inaugural European Games

Lizzie Armitstead – UCI World Road Race Champion

Rachel Atherton – World Downhill Biking Champion and World Cup Series winner

Georgina Hermitage – Double gold and silver medalist, plus world record breaker, at the IPC World Championships

England Women’s Hockey Team – European Hockey Champions

England Lionesses – Bronze medal winners at the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Jessica Ennis-Hill – World Heptathlon Champion for the second time

Johanna Konta – British No. 1 tennis player who is currently ranked inside the world’s top 50 and in 2015 became the first British female to beat a World No. 2 in 34 years

Sarah Outen – British adventurer who completed epic round the world journey

Oxford Women’s Boat Race Crew – Winners of historic Women’s Boat Race, on the same stretch of Thames and on the same day as the Men’s.

Clare Balding will present the BT Sport Action Woman of the Year Awards show on Tuesday 1st December live on BT Sport 1 from 7:30pm.