Samantha Murray nominated for Sportswoman of the Month award

Nomination: Samantha Murray
Nomination: Samantha Murray

Modern pentathlon world champion Samantha Murray has been named on the shortlist for the September Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month award.

Her nomination follows her success in winning the individual gold medal at the world championships in Warsaw last month, when she also helped the British women’s team to team silver.

She became only the fourth British woman to win the individual modern pentathlon world crown in a sport that sees athletes tackle fencing, swimming, show jumping and then a run/shoot, all in one day.

Samantha features on a shortlist of six athletes along with cyclist Manon Carpenter, golfer Trish Johnson, footballer Kim Little, hurdler Tiffany Porter and wheelchair tennis player Jordanne Whiley.

She said: “It’s an honour to be nominated for the Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month award.

“My victory at the world championships was a huge milestone for me as an athlete.

“I wanted to put our sport in the spotlight after so many athletes did us proud at the Commonwealth Games this summer.

“It was a great achievement and it has given me lots of confidence in my training as I gear up and prepare for Olympic qualification for Rio.”

The winner is determined by a public vote via the Sky Sports Sportswomen website and you can vote for Samantha at www1.skysports.com/watch/tv-shows/sportswomen

The poll closes at midnight on Sunday,and the winner will be announced on the Sky Sports Sportswomen Show on Tuesday.