GB Short Track’s Elise Christie was last night awarded the accolade 'Sportswoman of the Year' for a second time at the annual Nottingham Post Sport Awards 2015.
Winner of this award in 2013 and runner-up in 2014, Elise scooped the honour ahead of fellow finalists; England and GB hockey star Helen Richardson-Walsh, and last year’s winner, gymnast Becky Downie.
The awards are a celebration of achievements for sportsmen and women in the last 12 months and hands down Elise has had an extremely successful 2014/15 season.
In March, Elise became the first Briton to win two medals at a World Championships; she came second in both the 500m and 1000m leaving Moscow with a pair of silver medals. This followed on from three gold’s and one silver from the European Championships in January in the Netherlands.
With Elise currently in Montreal, Canada for the very first ISU World Cup of the series, fellow team mates Jack Whelbourne and Murray Cochrane were on hand to represent GB Short Track and collect the award at the East Midlands Conference Centre last night.
Delighted for her achievement Jack quickly took to Twitter to announce his excitement;
@speedyboi158: @GB_ShortTrack @Nottingham_Post @Elise_Christie she won :)
30th October 2015