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BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2017 Announced

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BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2017 Announced

The BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year winner for 2017 has been crowned at a ceremony in Liverpool, tonight.

The list of nominees included Elise Christie (speed skating), Sir Mo Farah (athletics), Antony Joshua (boxing), Lewis Hamilton (Formula One), Harry Kane (football), Chris Froome (cycling), Johanna Konta (tennis), Jonnie Peacocks (para-athletics), Adam Peaty (swimming), Jonathan Rea (motorcycling), Anya Shrubsole (cricket) and Bianca Walkden (Tae-kwon-do).

Ahead of the ceremony, the favourites to lift the prize were Anthony Joshua, who cemented himself as the finest heavyweight boxer in the world with an instant classic of a battle against Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium.


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Lewis Hamilton was also heavily favoured to lift the award for the second time, having won his fourth Formula One World Championship this year, while Mo Farah's own World Championship winning exploits on the track once again put him among the favourites.


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But, despite each of the 12 nominees' numerous impressive accomplishments over the last 12 months, there could only be one winner. Sir Mo Farah:


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In a surprising turn of events, Joshua and Hamilton didn't even make the top three, with Jonnie Peacocks and Jonathan Rea finishing third and second respectively.

Congratulations Sir Mo!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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