Dina Asher-Smith is in the running for sportswoman of the year, here's where you can vote
PUBLISHED: 13:15 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:58 05 September 2017
The Orpington athlete wowed crowds at the World Athletics Championships
Fresh off a silver medal finish at last month’s World Athletics Championships, Dina Asher-Smith is now in the running to be crowned the top sportswoman of the year.
The Orpington sprinter was part of Team GB’s 4x100m relay team which came second at least month’s competition, while she narrowly missed out on a medal in the 200m sprint.
On the back of her success, The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, in association with Vitality, are expecting to see her name on a final shortlist, after a public vote for the awards opened yesterday.
From September 3, nominations and votes will be received for top female athletes from the past year, for the coveted sportswoman of the year award.
Voting closes at midday on Monday, September 25, when a panel will then select shortlists for the seven awards on offer.
Other prizes up for grabs include young sportswoman of the year and disabled sportswoman of the year.
Eleanor Mills, editorial director for The Sunday Times said: “We’re delighted to be able to honour the outstanding sportswomen of the UK and Ireland in the 30th anniversary of our annual sportswomen awards. It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our female athletes, and the public vote always gives the awards added significance.”
To vote for our local Olympian, visit www.sportswomenoftheyear.co.uk.
The winners will be revealed at the Hilton London Bankside hotel on Thursday October 26.