Katie Taylor and Siobhan Marie-O'Connor lead Sportswoman of the month nominations
By Sportswoman poll. Last Updated: 07/07/14 9:15am
Katie Taylor: One of six nominees in Sportswoman poll
The winner of the Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month for June will be revealed on Sky Sports News on July 7. Here are the six nominees.
Dutch midfielder Hoog scooped the Player of the Tournament accolade at this month’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup.
Hoog made her debut for the national side in 2004 and is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-time European champion.
The 28-year-old has also won the Dutch national title on two occasions with her club side Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club.
Johnson-Thompson set a personal best in the heptathlon at the Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria, earlier this month to win the gold medal ahead of Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton.
It was ideal preparation for the Liverpool Harriers athlete ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she leads England’s medal hopes in the absence of Jessica Ennis-Hill.
The 21-year-old was the World Junior Champion in the long jump in 2012 and picked up a silver medal in the same event at this year’s World Indoor Championships.
Johnson-Thompson also holds the British indoor high jump record after her leap of 1.96m at the British Indoor Championships earlier this year.
Taylor made it 16 major titles in a row after winning the gold medal at this month’s European Championship in Bucharest.
It was Taylor’s 23rd straight European win as she won her sixth consecutive European title.
The Wicklow fighter is also a four-time World Amateur Champion and won the gold medal during the London 2012 Olympics when women’s boxing was included for the first time in the event’s history.
O’Connor won three gold medals at this month’s British Gas International Swimming Meet in Manchester.
The 18-year-old from Bath won the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and the 200m individual medley.
O’Connor was the youngest member of the Team GB swim team at the London 2012 Olympics and is part of the 30-strong England squad for next month’s Commonwealth games in Glasgow.
Wie’s victory in this month’s US Women’s Open at Pinehurst was the first major win of her career.
The Hawaiian carded an even par final round of 70 as she claimed a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis.
Wie has twice finished as a runner-up at a major, finishing second in the LPGA Championship in 2005 before losing out to Lexi Thompson in this year’s Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The 24-year-old rose to promise at the age of 10 when she became the youngest player in history to qualify for a United States Golf Association amateur championship.
Harding hit a late hat-trick against Belarus this month to keep Wales’ slender hopes of automatic qualification for the 2015 World Cup in Canada alive.
It was the second international hat-trick for the Bristol Academy striker who was signed from Cardiff City by current England manager Mark Sampson back in 2012.
The 25-year-old is a former student of Cardiff Metropolitan Universitry and represented Great Britain at the 2011 World University Games in China.
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