Sunday Times and Sky Sports Disability Sportswoman of the Year 2013 shortlist

Last Updated: 11/11/13 9:43pm

A shortlist of four has been drawn up for the Disability Sportswoman of the Year award for 2013.

The award for the outstanding British sportswoman with a disability will once again be highly competitive with the success of the London Paralympic Games continuing and some new talented youngsters emerging.

The shortlist is as follows:

Hannah Cockroft

Wheelchair athlete Hannah Cockroft has had a superb 2013 starting with being awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to athletics. It was on the track though that she will have been most pleased.

Cockroft was in action at the IPC World Championships in July and was in excellent form to retain both her T34 100m and 200m titles in Lyon.

The 21-year-old from Halifax then returned to the scene of her double Olympic triumph later the same month and set a stadium record in winning the T33/34 100m in 17.80 seconds at the Anniversary Games.

Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn enjoyed a fantastic debut season on the senior tour and the 16-year-old was selected for the IPC World Championships in Lyon for the T38 100m and 200m just a matter of months after taking up athletics.

For many athletes of Hahn's age simply reaching the championships would be considered an achievement, certainly after less than a year competing at any level. However, the teenager had no intention of just making up the numbers as she stormed to victory in the T38 100m in a world record time of 13.10 seconds.

Hahn had already secured silver in the T38 200m, finishing just behind Brazil's Veronika Hipolito whom she pipped to the 100m gold.

Amy Marren

IPC Swimming World Championships were the scene of 15-year-old Amy Marren's success as she returned from Montreal with four gold medals and two silvers.

Marren was edged out by compatriot Stephanie Millward in the S9 100m backstroke and also claimed silver in the S9 100m freestyle but came out in front in the S9 100m Butterfly and the SM9 200m Individual Medley.

The Newham-born swimmer was also part of the 4x100m Freestyle Relay and 4x100m Medley Relay who won gold in Canada in August.

Eleanor Simmonds

Olympic medal machine Eleanor Simmonds picked up three golds and a bronze medal at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal to take her career medal total at the championships up to 14, 13 of them gold.

Simmonds beat the field to take the top prize in both the S6 100m and 400m freestyle as well as coming home first in the SM6 200m Individual Medley with a bronze in the S6 50m freestyle added in for good measure.

The 18-year-old was also awarded on OBE in the New Year Honours list at the beginning of 2013 for services to Paralympic sport.

Watch the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year Awards live on Sky Sports on December 5.