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The Sports History Chronicle Sportswoman of the Year 2019 is Brigid Kosgei. The Greatest Sportswomen of the Decade

My shortlist for world sportswoman of 2019 is: Brigid Kosgei (Kenya- Athletics) – unbeaten in eight races on the road including three half-marathons and both marathons.  She smashed the world record. Tove Alexandersson (Sweden – Orienteering) – won three golds … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of the Year 2018: Simone Biles

My shortlist for world sportswoman of 2018 is: Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas – Athletics) – Unbeaten across five events in 15 races (13 finals and 2 preliminaries) – World lead and three wins at 400m with the world’s fastest time since … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle World Sports Team of the Year 2016 – The USA Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team

The shortlist of teams is a mixture of successful Olympians and outstanding clubs. As a reminder of my criteria I try to reward success in the calendar year 2016 but in some cases this may overlap with a season that … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of the Year 2016: Katie Ledecky

My shortlist for world sportswoman of the Year is: Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia – Athletics)- the woman who produced the most extraordinary performance of the Olympics when she smashed the world 10,0000m record.  The record had stood since 1993 and had … Continue reading

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What we learned from the Rio Olympic Games in Gymnastics, Hockey, Athletics, Football and Taekwondo

GYMNASTICS Simone Biles is the greatest female gymnast of the 21st century. Over the last three years Biles and her American teammates have swept all before them but only now has the wider world realised how brilliant she is. Having … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of the Year 2015: Gwen Jorgensen

To be considered for this award a sportswoman will have had an exceptional year. They will usually have to be the world number one or world champion and have set some kind of record. Some of the names I considered … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of the Year 2014 – Katie Ledecky

My shortlist for the world Sportswoman of the year was: Patrizia Kummer SWI (Snowborading) – winner of Olympics and four world cup races in parallel giant slalom Natalie Geisenberger GER (Luge) – winner of the Olympic title and seven out … Continue reading

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