The 2017 Sports Personality of the Year Awards were held last night, and here are the winners!
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The BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 is taking place in Liverpool on Sunday, 17 December. Here is a look at the event and the contenders for this year’s prize.
Sports Personality of the Year: Who Won in 2017?
One of the biggest events in the sporting calendar is the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, which recognises achievements in British sport over the last 12 months.
The winner of the 2017 award was Mo Farah, who become only the second man to retain the 10,000m title at the World Championships in London. Farah received 313,000 votes, ahead of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton and England cricketer Joe Root.
The other nominees were: Paralympic swimmer Hannah Cockroft, Ben Stokes (cricket), Chris Froome (cycling), Johanna Konta (tennis), Jonnie Peacock (Paralympic athletics), KevinSinfield (rugby league), Laura Muir (athletics) and Nicola Adams (boxing).
Why They Won
Many people think that being a successful sports personality is just about being good at one’s sport. However, there is much more to it than that. To be a successful sports personality, one must also be able to connect with fans and the public, have a strong work ethic, and be a role model for others.
In 2017, the Sports Personality of the Year was awarded to Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton is a British racing driver who has won the Formula One World Championship four times. He is also one of the most popular drivers on the circuit, with a large social media following. In addition to his on-track success, Hamilton is known for his hard work and dedication to his sport. He is also a role model for many young people who are interested in racing.
Who They Are
There are six contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 – and you can vote for who you think should win.
The winner will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Sunday, 17 December in Liverpool.
Here’s a reminder of who they are:
Chris Froome – Cycling
Froome became the first Briton to win the Vuelta a Espana in September and followed that up with a fourth Tour de France title in July. The 32-year-old also became the first rider since Bernard Hinault in 1978 to win the Vuelta and Tour in the same year. He was knighted in the New Year Honours list.
Lewis Hamilton – Formula 1
Hamilton clinched his fourth world championship with two races to spare to join Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher as a four-time champion. The 32-year-old British driver also became only the second man after Schumacher to win more than three titles.
Harry Kane – Football
Kane scored six goals for England as they qualified for next year’s World Cup with an unbeaten record. The Tottenham striker was also the Premier League’s top scorer for a second consecutive season, finishing with 29 goals. Kane has now scored 56 goals in 2017 – more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues.
Jonnie Peacock – Paralympic athletics
Fifth on last year’s list, Peacock is a five-time Paralympic champion who defended his 100m T44 title at this year’s World ParaAthletics Championships in London. The 24-year-old also set a new championships record of 10.75 seconds in winning gold.
Mo Farah – Athletics
After winning gold in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at both London 2012 and Rio 2016, Farah achieved the ‘double double’ by successfully defending his world titles over those distances in London this summer. The 34-year-old ended his track career with victory in front of a home crowd at the Diamond League final in Zurich last month .
Anya Shrubsole – Cricket
Shrubsole produced one of sport’s great comebacks by taking 6-46 as England won cricket’s World Cup for only the fourth time by beating India at Lord’s . It was an incredible performance from Shrubsole, who had taken just two wickets at an average cost of 48.50 runs from her previous seven ODIs going into that match against India .
What They Do
Sports Personality of the Year is an annual BBC television show that features sporting highlights of the past year and includes awards presented to individuals, teams and personalities. This year’s event took place on Sunday 17th December 2017, with comedian Michael McIntyre hosting for the first time.
The award for Sports Personality of the Year is voted for by the public, with a shortlist of 10 contenders put forward by a panel of experts. The overall winner is then decided by a public vote. This year’s event saw six men and four women on the shortlist.
The 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year was tennis player Andy Murray, who won his second Wimbledon title in July and retained his Olympic gold medal in Rio. He also became world number one for the first time during the year. It was the third time he had been nominated for the award, and he finished ahead of fellow nominees Lewis Hamilton, Chris Froome, Sophie euphoria Diggory, Joe Root and Gareth Bale.
How They Won
In 2017, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award was given to boxer Anthony Joshua. In order to win, athletes must first be shortlisted by a public vote. From there, a panel of sports judges vote on who they believe should take home the title.
Anthony Joshua was up against some stiff competition, including Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah and Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton. In the end, it was Joshua’s winning performance in the world heavyweight boxing championship that secured him the title.
What This Means
This annual event, held by the BBC, celebrates the accomplishments of athletes from the United Kingdom over the past year. The 2017 event was held on December 18th at the Birmingham Arena in Birmingham, England and was hosted by Clare Balding, Gabby Logan, and Chris Hollins.
The nominees for the Sports Personality of the Year award are voted for by the public, with the winner being announced at the event. In 2017, there were 10 nominees:
– Andy Murray
– Cristiano Ronaldo
– Lewis Hamilton
– Garbiñe Muguruza
– Mo Farah
– Jonnie Peacock
– Jordan Pickford
– Johanna Konta
– Anya Shrubsole
– O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Now that the votes have been tallied and the winner of Sports Personality of the Year has been crowned, it’s time to look ahead to next year. Who will be in the running? Who has the best chance of taking home the title?
Sports Personality of the Year is an annual awards ceremony that recognizes achievement in sports. The 2017 ceremony was held on December 17, 2017, and was broadcast on BBC One. The winner was athletes Mo Farah.
Looking ahead to next year, there are a few athletes who have already put themselves in contention for the title. One of these is British track and field star Jonnie Peacock. Peacock, who won gold in the 100m at the 2012 Paralympics, took home silver in the same event at this year’s World Championships. He will be one to watch next year as he looks to return to the top of the podium.
Another athlete to keep an eye on is swimmer Adam Peaty. Peaty set a new world record in the 100m breaststroke at this year’s World Championships, cementing himself as one of the best swimmers in the world. If he can maintain his form heading into next year’s Olympics, he could be in contention for Sports Personality of the Year.
Finally, there is tennis player Andy Murray. Murray had a bit of a down year in 2017, but he is still one of Britain’s most successful athletes ever. If he can turn things around next year and have some success at Wimbledon or other major tournaments, he could find himself back in contention for Sports Personality of the Year.
Finally, we come to the end of our countdown of the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year contenders. In third place is tennis player Johanna Konta, who became the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon semi-final since Virginia Wade in 1978. In second place is Josh Taylor, the first Scottish boxer to win Commonwealth, British and European titles in the same year.
And the winner is… Mo Farah! The 34-year-old becomes the first man to retain the BBC Sports Personality of the Year title since Ryan Giggs in 2009.
Here are some articles for further reading on sports personality of the year:
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