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Paracanoe Champions nominated for Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Paralympic and World Champions Charlotte Henshaw, Laura Sugar and Emma Wiggs who have all been nominated for the annual Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards.

Sunday Times Trio

Charlotte, Laura and Emma have been shortlisted together for the Disability Sportswoman of the Year award, alongside fellow GB Paralympians Hannah Cockroft, Kadeena Cox, Bethany Firth and Phoebe Paterson Pine.

The trio have had an amazing year, all becoming Paralympic and World Champions.

At the Tokyo 2020 Games Emma Wiggs became the most decorated Paralympic female paracanoe athlete, after winning the new Va’a VL2 event and claiming a silver medal in the KL2.

Only ten days later, the paracanoe team travelled to Copenhagen for the World Championships where Emma claimed VL2 gold and KL2 silver medals, to become a nine-time World Champion.

Charlotte Henshaw, who has Paralympic silver and bronze medals in swimming, won her first Paralympic Games gold thanks to a sensational performance in the women’s KL2.

Charlotte also added the KL2 and VL3 World Championship titles to become a five-time World Champion in the sport.

After competing in athletics in Rio 2016, Laura Sugar firmly landed on the world paracanoe stage by dominating the Paralympic Games KL3 final to claim the gold medal.

Laura went on to make it an incredible double by adding her first World Championship title, with another dominant performance in the final of the KL3.

Emma, coached by Matt Lawrence, alongside Charlotte and Laura, coached by Colin Radmore, are based at the National Water Sport Centre in Nottingham with the British Canoeing paracanoe team that won seven medals at the Tokyo 2020 Games and 10 medals at the 2021 World Championships.

The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2021 will be held on Thursday 25 November.