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Conroy and GB basketball team nominated for Sportswomen of the Year Awards

PUBLISHED: 17:01 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 18 October 2018

Great Britain's women's wheelchair basketball team have been nominated in the 2018 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, with Norwich's Amy Conroy fifth from right (back) Picture: SA Images

Great Britain's women's wheelchair basketball team have been nominated in the 2018 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, with Norwich's Amy Conroy fifth from right (back) Picture: SA Images

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Winning silver at the Wheelchair Basketball World Championship has earned Great Britain’s women, including Norwich’s Amy Conroy, a major award nomination.

Great Britain's women's wheelchair basketball player Amy Conroy Picture: SA ImagesGreat Britain's women's wheelchair basketball player Amy Conroy Picture: SA Images

The GB team have made the shortlist for the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2018 following their success in Germany in August.

Former Notre Dame High School pupil Conroy, now aged 25, was an integral part of that success – which was brought to an end by a 56-40 defeat to Holland in the final in Hamburg.

Holland had also beaten GB in the Paralympic bronze medal match two years ago in Rio but, with the silver bring Britain’s first in the 28-year history of the tournament, it was hugely encouraging ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. They are nominated alongside the 4x100m athletics relay squad, the England netball squad and Chelsea FC’s women’s team.

• You can vote at sportswomenoftheyear.co.uk.


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