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Summary

  1. Charlotte Dujardin is Sportswoman of the Year
  2. Gymnast Claudia Fragapane wins Young Sportswoman of the Year
  3. England women's Rugby Union team win Team of the year
  4. Steph Slater awarded Disability Sportswoman of the Year
  5. GET INVOLVED: #bbcsportsday

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By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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And that's all for this evening. Thanks for your company and see you again for Sportsday from 08:00 GMT tomorrow.

Winners reaction

Sportswoman of the Year winner Charlotte Dujardin on Sky Sports: "I have an incredible relationship with Valegro working with him for eight years. He is like my dance partner and he should be receiving the ward with me but he is at home in his stable.

"My next big competition is the World Cup final in Las Vegas next year and then the Europeans and the Olympics."

Sportswoman of the Year awards

Valegro
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All of Charlotte Dujardin's achievements have come on-board Dutch gelding Valegro, a 12-year wonder horse whom she refers to as "one in a million".

Dujardin is the third horsewoman to win the main Sportswoman award. Pippa Funnell and Zara Phillips were crowned Sportswoman of the Year in 2003 and 2005 respectively.

Sportswoman of the Year 2014

Results

1st: Charlotte Dujardin

2nd: Lizzy Yarnold, the Sochi Olympic skeleton champion

3rd: Middle-distance runner Jo Pavey, the 10,000m European champion.

Sportswoman of the Year 2014

Winner - Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte Dujardin
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The double Olympic champion has been recognised after maintaining her dominance of the dressage world throughout this year.

The 29-year-old won two individual gold medals (in the special and freestyle dressage) and a team silver at this summer's world equestrian games in Caen in north-west France.

The Gloucestershire-based rider currently holds freestyle and special titles at Olympic, European and world level. Elsewhere this year, Dujardin was victorious at the dressage World Cup finals in Lyon in April.

Lizzy Yarnold comes second in the Sportswoman of the Year awards.

Jo Pavey wins third place in the Sportswoman of the Year awards.....

Sportswomen of the Year awards

So a reminder of all the nominees for the Sky Sports and Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year awards:

Charlotte Dujardin (dressage)

Fran Halsall (swimming)

Laura Massaro (squash)

Jo Pavey (athletics)

Joanna Rowsell (track cycling)

Lizzy Yarnold (skeleton)

Sportswomen of the Year awards nominees

Lizzy Yarnold

Lizzy Yarnold
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The final contender for the top gong is skeleton gold medallist at the Sochi Winter Olympics Lizzy Yarnold.

'The Yarnold', as she calls her alter ego, led after every round in Sochi and become Britain's second successive Winter Olympic champion in the sport.

The 26-year-old also won gold in the 2013/14 World Cup.

Lifetime achievement award

Winner - Louise Martin

Louise Martin, vice-chair of the Organising Committee for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Born in Dunfermline in 1946, Martin (née Campbell) has had a long and on-going association with the Commonwealths as a competitor, team manager and administrator.

She enjoyed a 10-year international career as a swimmer. The highlight was competing for Scotland at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia, making the swimming finals in the 100m and 200m backstroke.

In November 2011, Martin was re-elected unopposed for a fourth term as Commonwealth Games Federation Honorary Secretary. She is the first woman to hold a position on their executive board. In addition, she is a member of the Commonwealth Advisory Board on Sport and the Board of UK Sport.

Sportswomen of the Year awards nominees

Joanna Rowsell

Joanna Rowsell
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British track cyclist Joanna Rowsell has enjoyed a golden 2014.

The 25-year-old was a double gold medallist in the World Championships, a European champion and a Commonwealth Games champion.

Having already won Olympic gold in 2012, there is not much Rowsell hasn't done.

Helen Rollason award for inspiration

Winner - Mel Woodards

Mel Woodards, chairman of Milton Nomads junior football club in Somerset, is awarded the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration.

Over the past few years, Woodards from Weston-super-Mare has used volunteering as a way for her and her two children (a son aged 13 and a daughter aged seven) to overcome domestic violence.

Most pertinently, the 40-year-old helped to set up a local league that now allows 900 children to take part in football within her community.

Former England and Tottenham defender Ledley King is up on stage to present the Helen Rollason award for inspiration.

The Hellen Rollason award is named after BBC presenter Helen Rollason, who died aged 43 in 1999 after fighting cancer.

Sportswomen of the Year nominees

Jo Pavey

Jo Pavey
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'Super mum' Jo Pavey has enjoyed a year to remember, having won a first major title at the age of 40.

Pavey's European 10,000m gold came less than a year after giving birth for the second time, making her the oldest ever female Europe champion.

She also won bronze in the Commonwealth Games 5000m in Glasgow.

Sportswomen of the Year nominee Laura Massaro on Sky Sports: "The World's were a big turning point for me and I am finding I am being recognised a bit more, but there is still a long way to go to catch up with other sports."

You will see whether the world's number-two ranked squash player wins the award within the next 50 minutes.

Team of the Year 2014

Winners - England women's Rugby Union team

England Rugby Union
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The England women's rugby union team ended a run of three successive final defeats to lift the World Cup in style in August.

The Red Roses, three-time runners-up over the past 12 years, beat Canada 21-9 in Paris to win the trophy for the second time.

Although the team were winners back in 1994, this achievement is undoubtedly the highlight of women's rugby in this country.

Team of the Year award

Nominees

England cricket team: Led superbly by captain Charlotte Edwards, the England cricket team retained the women's Ashes following a 10-8 points victory over Australia. This was only the third time in 80 years that England had won the Ashes Down Under.

England rugby union team: Having lost in the previous three finals, England made amends this year by lifting the rugby World Cup for the first time in 20 years. They beat Canada 21-9 in Paris with top scorer Emily Scarratt playing a starring role in the final.

Great Britain 4x100m athletics relay squad: Britain's leading female sprinters were one of the sporting success stories this summer. They became European champions in Zurich, won bronze at the Glasgow Commonwealths behind Jamaica and Nigeria - and twice broke the 34-year national 4x100m record.

Rowers Helen Glover & Heather Stanning: The London Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning resumed their partnership this year - and once again it proved to be a winning combination with record-breaking consequences. The long-term rowing partners blitzed the coxless pairs field at the world championship in Amsterdam in August.

Team of the Year award

Now it's the turn of the Team of the Year award. World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward to hand this one out and there are some strong contenders. This is the only award to be voted for by the public...

Sportswoman of the Year award nominees

Laura Massaro

Laura Massaro
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Chorley's Laura Massaro became England's first female squash world champion since 1999 in March with victory in Malaysia.

The 31-year-old followed that up with two silver medals representing England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow during the summer.

Massaro is ranked second in the world and that is an absolutely huge trophy. Are there many bigger awards in sport? Surely not.

Winners reaction

Community award winner Sue Frett said: "Jonathan, my youngest son, had measles when he was 13 months old which left him with a learning disability. It affected his eyes, his speech and left him with one leg shorter than the other.

"But I realised from an early age that sport was to be his saving grace. He would never be an academic but he would play sport. His first major sport from the age of 10 was ten pin bowling, second was swimming and his third love was skiing.

"In 1993 I started a local charity called 'Reach Out' to help adults with learning disabilities. I was chairperson of that until 2006. The year later I set up the Special Olympics in Surrey.

"At present, Surrey has 75 athletes in weekly training. To see young men and women come to us as shy young people and then turn into confident athletes brings tears to your eyes. Not only do we encourage people to come on-board as athletes but we also encourage the parents to be involved. I get to know the families as well as the athletes."

Community Award

Winner - Sue Frett

Sue Frett is the founder of the Surrey branch of the Special Olympics Great Britain, an organisation that provides sports training and competition in a variety of sports for people with learning disabilities.

The 75-year-old from Epsom has helped children with learning disabilities for more than 50 years - ever since her own son, Jonathan, first attended the St. Philips School for children with intellectual challenges in Chessington, Surrey.

Community award

The next accolade to be handed out is the Community award. The nominees are:

Emma Brown (member of Hat-Trick Project, Newcastle)

Sue Frett (founder of Surrey branch of the Special Olympics GB)

Esther Mathews (coach at Green Star Canoe Club, Doncaster)

Nicole Napier (sports activities team leader, activeNewham, East London)

Sportswoman of the Year nominee

Fran Halsall

Fran Halsall
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What a Commonwealth Games it proved to be for home nations athletes in Glasgow. Not least for English swimmer Fran Halsall, who returned home needing extra space on the mantelpiece for her silverware.

After claiming gold in the 50m freestyle in Glasgow, the 24-year-old went on to double her medal haul by securing 50m butterfly gold, and rounded off her games by winning silver in the 4x100m medley for Team England.

She also won three gold medals at the World Cup in Tokyo later in the year. Bring on Rio...

You can watch a video of Disability Sportswoman of the Year winner Stephanie Slater talking to BBC Sport's Kate Grey about her hopes for Paralympic glory in the swimming pool at the next games in Rio

here.

It's a good watch.

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Karen Lynch: Go @jopavey. Wonderful and awe inspiring achievement.

c'est moi: Charlotte Dujardin has won everything going. She has raised the profile of dressage & now it's cool for kids to want to do it.

Winner's reaction

An emotional Stephanie Slater speaks to Sky Sports from Rio via a video message: "I feel so honoured to have won the award. The others are at such a high level I am totally blown away. I feel so honoured and I want to say a massive well done to the other sportswomen. I would like to say a massive thank you to my mum, dad and brother.2

Disability Sportswoman of the Year 2014

Winner - Stephanie Slater

Stephanie Slater
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Stephanie Slater was the star of the IPC European swimming championships, winning an incredible seven gold medals over the course of seven days in Eindhoven.

The 23-year-old S8 swimmer from Preston was victorious in five individual disciplines and in two relay events.

Slater, who also won a S8 100m freestyle silver medal at the Glasgow Commonwealths, was a talented able-bodied swimmer but suffered nerve damage to the left-hand side of her body that forced her to give up the sport momentarily.

Disability Sportswoman of the Year

Nominees

The nominees are:

Libby Clegg (athletics)

Kelly Gallagher & guide Charlotte Evans (alpine skiing)

Stephanie Slater (swimming)

Jordanne Whiley (wheelchair tennis)

The second award of the night is for the Disability Sportswoman of the Year, to be presented by former Olympic champion Sally Gunnell.

Sportswoman of the Year nominee

Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte Dujardin
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Charlotte Dujardin seems to be enjoying success after success.

The double Olympic dressage champion won two gold medals in the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in August.

The 29-year-old won also won a silver in the team dressage in Normandy.

Dancing horses have never looked so impressive.

During the night we will look at the contenders for the Sportswoman of the Year awards. Starting with Charlotte Dujardin...

Young Sportswoman of the Year 2014

Winner - Claudia Fragapane

The last person to achieve a similar feat at a Commonwealth Games was the swimmer Joyce Cooper at the inaugural Empire Games in Hamilton in 1930.

Fragapane joins Cooper, the fencer Bill Hoskyns (1958 Cardiff Games) and shooter Michael Gault (1998 Kuala Lumpur) as the only four English competitors to win four golds at a single Commonwealths.

A worthy winner.

Winners reaction

The Sky Sports and Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year Claudia Fragapane on Sky Sports: "I am so overwhelmed by it all. It has been an amazing year. It is lovely being a gymnast, being able to fly is amazing."

Young Sportswoman of the Year 2014

Winner - Claudia Fragapane

Claudia Fragapane
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Congrats Claudia...

Eight months after making her GB senior debut, the 17-year-old gymnast came away from the Commonwealth Games in Scotland with gold medals in the team, all-round individual, the vault and floor exercise.

Victory on the final day of competition in the women's individual floor final meant Fragapane became the first English female to win four gold medals at a single Commonwealths in 84 years.

The last person to achieve such a remarkable feat was the swimmer Joyce Cooper at the inaugural Empire Games in Hamilton in 1930.

Young Sportswomen of the Year 2014

The nominees are:

Dina Asher-Smith (athletics)

Claudia Fragapane (artistic gymnastics)

Morgan Lake (athletics)

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (swimming)

The award will be presented by World Cup winner, and member of Gareth Malone's All-Star choir, Maggie Alphonshi.

The first award of the night up for grabs is the Young Sportswoman of the Year award...

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Sportswomen of the Year awards 2014

An early speech from the Prime Minister David Cameron...

He said: "Congratulations to all participants and finalists. I think it is really important we celebrate the great success of sportswomen right across our country. This really matters because we want to see great role medals recognised."

Cheers David.

Sportswomen of the Year awards 2014

Christine Ohuruogo
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Previous winners of the Sportswoman of the Year accolade, include Paula Radcliffe, Sally Gunnell, Denise Lewis, Dame Kelly Holmes, Zara Phillips, Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Christine Ohuruogu, the 400m world champion, was crowned the overall winner last December. and this year there are five contenders in with a chance of succeeding her.

We will take you through the nominees and their achievements ahead of the big announcement.