Great Britain women shortlisted for Great Britainís Choice Award

Gb celebrate winning Olympic gold

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has released the nominees for the ‘Great Britain’s Choice Award’.  The award is for the Olympian whose performance inspired them the most at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the online ballot is open.

After their gold medal heroics captured the imagination of the whole country, the Great Britain Women's Hockey team are in the mix for the prestigious award.

The prize, presented by Team GB's official supermarket partner Aldi, will feature as part of the inaugural Team GB Awards and gives the British public the chance to honour an athlete or team who inspired and captured the hearts of the nation through their performances at Rio 2016.

Voting closes on Friday 11th November and all winners will be announced at the Team GB Ball on November 30th, with further awards to be unveiled in due course.

Members of the public can vote here via the Team GB Ball website and choose from the shortlisted six nominees who were selected for the award by the BOA’s Athletes’ Commission.

The nominees for the Great Britain’s Choice Award:

• Adam Peaty - Swimming
• Andy Murray - Tennis
• Laura Kenny (née Trott) - Cycling
• Mo Farah - Athletics
• Max Whitlock - Gymnastics
• Women’s Hockey Team - Hockey

Held at Battersea Evolution, the Team GB Ball is set to be evening full of great entertainment and Olympic excitement with unique access to the world of Team GB.

It’s an opportunity to celebrate the success of Rio 2016 with the athletes along with stars from the world of sport, fashion and entertainment.

Ben Hawes, Chair of the BOA’s Athletes’ Commission said: “The phenomenal success of Team GB at Rio 2016 created so many memories and inspirational performances that shortlisting just six was a tough task and took much debate. However, we felt these six in their own ways gripped the nation in Rio this summer and are worthy nominees of the inaugural award.

“The Great Britain’s Choice Award is great way for the public to recognise their personal heroes from the Games, whether it’s how the athletes performed, who inspired them to get active themselves or simply the moment that had them on the very edge of their seat in August.”

Were you inspired by our golden hockey girls? Do you think they deserve the award? Get voting now! We need the whole hockey family behind them!