West women recognised at sports awards

Gloucestershire dressage champion Charlotte DuJardin wonSportswoman of the Year at a ceremony in London. Team Bath skeleton racer Lizzie Yarnold came second. Bristol gymnast Claudia Fragapane was crowned Young Sportswoman of the Year.

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West women recognised at sports awards

Charlotte Dujardin with the gold medal she won for individual dressage at London 2012 Credit: PA

Gloucestershire dressage champion Charlotte DuJardin has been crowned Sportswoman of the Year at a ceremony in London. The double Olympic gold medallist was honoured at the Sunday Times and Sky awards this evening.

Lizzy Yarnold with the gold medal she won in the women's skeleton at the Winter Olympics in Sochi Credit: PA

Team Bath skeleton racer Lizzie Yarnold, who won Great Britain's first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics, came second.

Jo Pavey celebrates winning the Women's 10000m Final at the 2014 European Athletics Championships Credit: PA

And Devon's Jo Pavey - a Bristol University graduate - came third. She became the oldest female European champion in history when she won 10,000m gold in Zurich earlier this year when she was almost 41.

Claudia Fragapane with one of the four gold medals she won at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Credit: PA

Bristol gymnast Claudia Fragapane, who made history by winning four gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at the age of 16, was made Young Sportswoman of the Year.

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