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Nominate Britain’s golden girls for Sunday Times award

30 September 2013

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards and we’re urging you to nominate our gold medallists from the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal.

Amy Marren and Stephanie Millward each won four golds while Ellie Simmonds helped herself to a hat-trick of titles as the British Para-Swimming team secured an impressive 55 medals in Canada.

To nominate your favourite British swimmer in the 2013 Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards, click here.Competing at her first World Championships, 15-year old Marren scooped gold in the SM9 200m Individual Medley and S9 100m Butterfly, helped the Brits to 4x100m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley Relay titles and won silver in the S9 100m Freestyle and S9 100m Backstroke.

She’s also been in record-breaking form this season, setting long and short course European records over SM9 200m Individual Medley.

Having won five silvers at the previous IPC World Championships and four silvers at London 2012 last year, Millward finally landed gold with victories in the S9 100m Freestyle and S9 100m Backstroke as well as both relays alongside Marren.

The 32-year old also claimed SM9 200m Individual Medley silver behind Marren to ensure she made the podium in all five of her events at the meet.

Despite admitting she gave herself a longer break than usual following her double gold at London 2012, Ellie Simmonds starred in the S6 classification in Montreal with three golds, a bronze and two fourth-place finishes.

The 18-year old’s golds came over 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley, the latter in a world record.

Simmonds won the Young Paralympian of the Year at last year’s Awards and Paralympian of the Year in 2008 while British swimmer Fran Halsall was named Young Sportswoman of the Year in 2010.

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