Rutherford and Ennis-Hill
LONDON (GBR): Long Jump World champion Athletes Greg Rutherford and Jessica Ennis-Hill, world and Olympic heptathlon champion, took the major awards at SJA British Sports Awards in London. The golden duo were presented with their awards by Patrick Collins, President of the Sports Journalists’ Association, having been voted top of the poll in the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year categories. Behind Rutherford double Tour de France winner Chris Froome, and triple Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton. He is the first track athlete to win the trophy since 1998. In women ranking second female road cyclist, Lizzie Armitstead, and Lizzy Yarnold, skeleton world champion. Ennis-Hill also won the title in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and equals Paul Radcliffe’s four SJA honours. The 2015 awards were announced at a gala ceremony in central London, sponsored by The National Lottery, and attended by nearly 400 celebrity guests from sport, politics and the media. Mo Farah was 5th, Dina Asher-Smith 10th as she also got the SJA Pat Besford Award for outstanding performance of the year. Inform sportsjournalists.co.uk.
Editor’s note: Greg Rutherford and Jessica Ennis-Hill are two of the most popular athletes in British Athletics. Jessie Ennis-Hill had ana amazing year, and Greg Rutherford added the World Champs to his wins at Olympic, European and Commonwealth Games awards.