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Jazz Carlin

Double Olympic Silver medallist, Commonwealth & European Swimming Champion

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1 September 2014Your chance to vote for August's Sportswoman of the Month

Jazz Carlin, Claudia Fragapane, Fran Halsall, Jo Pavey, Emily Scarratt and Fara Williams are the nominees for August's Sportswoman of the Month award.

Voting closes on Thursday night and the winner will be announced on Friday morning.

To have your say, visit the voting page on www.skysports.com/sportswomen.

Here are the six nominees for August's award:

Claudia Fragapane

The 16-year-old gymnast from Bristol became the most successful English female competitor in a single Commonwealth Games in 84 years after winning four medals in Glasgow.

The 4ft 6in teenager claimed gold medals in the individual floor and the individual all-round, as well as the team all-round event and the vault at the Hydro.

Fragapane only made her debut as a senior gymnast at national level late last year at the Massilia Masters where she finished sixth – the highest of any British gymnast at the event.

Jazz Carlin

Carlin won gold medals in both the 400m and 800m freestyle at the recent European Championships in Berlin to cap an incredible month.

At the end of July, the 23-year-old became the first Welsh swimmer to win a Commonwealth title for 40 years after her triumph in the 800m freestyle at Glasgow 2014. Carlin also took home a silver medal in the 400m freestyle.

Jo Pavey

Mum-of-two Jo Pavey triumphed against all odds in the 10,000m at the European Championships, claiming the gold medal in Zurich at the age of 40 years and 325 days.

It was the first gold medal of Pavey’s 17-year career as she wrote her name in the history books as the oldest woman in history in win a European Championships title.

Fara Williams

Liverpool Ladies midfielder Williams became the most-capped England player of all time after taking to the field in England’s 4-0 friendly win over Sweden this month.

Williams’ 130th international appearance took her beyond Rachel Yankey in the all-time list and moved her five clear of the most-capped male player Peter Shilton.

The 30-year-old took her international appearance tally to 131 in England’s 4-0 win against Wales as they secured qualification for the 2015 World Cup in Canada.

Emily Scarratt

Scarratt was one of the standout performers during England’s Women’s Rugby World Cup winning campaign in France earlier this month.

The 24-year-old claimed 16 points in the final, including a stunning individual try, as she took her World Cup tally to 70, the highest of any player in the tournament.

Last year’s Rugby Players Association’s England Women’s Players’ Player was also one of 12 members of the XVs side to be awarded a professional contract as a Sevens player.

Fran Halsall

Halsall followed up a successful Commonwealth Games, where she claimed two gold medals and two silvers, by going one better and claiming five medals at the European Championships in Berlin.

The Southport swimmer won gold in the 50m backstroke and the 50m freestyle, before adding a third record as part of the 4 x 100 mixed medley relay team that smashed the previous mark by over two-and-a-half seconds.

The 24-year-old also won bronze medals in the 50m butterfly and as part of the 4 x 100 freestyle medley team.

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