Team GB athletes win women of the year award
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Team GB's female athletes have been honoured for their inspirational endeavours at this summer's Olympic and Paralympic games at the Women of the Year awards.
London 2012 medalists including swimmer Rebecca Adlington, rower Katherine Grainger and cyclist Sarah Storey put on their glad rags to attend the awards ceremony at a hotel in London's exclusive Park Lane, the Daily Mail reported.
Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, author PD James, women's rights activist Zainab Salbi and singer Kate Woolveridge were the four other winners of the awards.
Actress Helen Mirren, presenter Lorraine Kelly and popstar Beverley Knight were among the celebrities who attended to present the awards to the women, who had proved an inspiration to others through their courage, selflessness, dedication and achievement.
Lindsay Nicholson, editorial director of Good Housekeeping magazine, who presented the award to Team GB's summer medallists, said "London 2012 was, undeniably, the women's Olympics."
"Our incredible Olympians and Paralympians broke new records and won more medals than ever before. But, for me, most importantly they sent out a message to all young women that there is so much more to aspire to physically than being size zero," she added.
The award winners are:
Women of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award: PD James
Women of the Year Special Award: Doreen Lawrence
Women of the Year Award sponsored by Barclays: Zainab Salbi
Inspirational Woman Of The Year award: Kate Woolveridge
Women of the Year: Team GB's Olympic and Paralympic team
The only award decided by public vote, the Inspirational Woman Of The Year award, was won by Kate Woolveridge after a poll of viewers of ITV's Lorraine. (ANI)
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