28 Nov BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominees revealed
As a massive sports fan I was waiting eagerly this morning to find out who would be revealed in the nominee list for the BBC’s annual Sports Personality of the Year Award. This year’s list of 12 strong contenders includes the likes of heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, the legend that is Sir Mo Farah, and Spurs striker Harry Kane.
2017 has been an impressive year for sport. Who could forget that impressive display from Mo Farah at this year’s World Athletics Championships? Or of course my beloved Brighton & Hove Albion making it to the Premier League. This summer like many others I’m sure, I was glued to my screen watching the Lions tour and that impressive draw with New Zealand, so I was slightly disappointed to see that no-one on the team had made the shortlist.
Despite rugby’s lack of representation, I was pleased to see that women’s sport has been well represented with three world champions on the shortlist – the speed skater Elise Christie, taekwondo’s Bianca Walkden and the cricketer Anya Shrubsole. Tennis star Johanna Konta also made the shortlist despite a disappointing slump which saw her only win two matches after reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon.
Who are the nominees?
The full list of nominees includes:
- Elise Christie– short track speed skating
- Sir Mo Farah – athletics
- Chris Froome– cycling
- Lewis Hamilton– F1
- Anthony Joshua– boxing
- Harry Kane – football
- Johanna Konta – tennis
- Jonnie Peacock– para-athletics
- Adam Peaty– swimming
- Jonathan Rea– motorcycling
- Anya Shrubsole – cricket
- Bianca Walkden– taekwondo
Looking at the list and achievements of this year’s nominee’s I’d love to see Mo Farah win. What a fantastic year he’s had out on the track; it would be the icing on the cake as he transitions to the road. Although there could be stiff competition from Anthony Joshua, who currently looks to be the bookies favourite!
To catch all the action, the winner of Sports Personality of the Year will be revealed on Sunday, 17 December. You can watch the full show on BBC One. Find out more and cast your vote here.