VOTE: Wiggins, Murray, Weir - who should win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award?
IT’S been an incredible year for British sport, topped by Andy Murray winning the US Open last night - but who should win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
The year-end spectacular usually has a couple of leading contenders, but in this year of Olympic and Paralympic success and more, there are a whole host of deserving names.
But what do you think? Should Bradley Wiggins get the nod or is Andy Murray the man? Or should Paralympian superstar David Weir get the vote?
Here’s a few of the athletes who must surely have a chance of lifting the crown...
- Bradley Wiggins: Became the first Brit to win the Tour De France in 99 years before claiming Olympic gold in the individual time trial, his fourth gold medal and seventh overall.
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- Andy Murray: Claimed Olympic gold by beating his Wimbledon conqueror Roger Federer on Centre Court and followed it with a silver in the doubles with Laura Robson. And then capped it all off by winning the US Open in a five set-thriller against Novak Djokovic.
- Mo Farah: Won the Olympic double of 5,000 and 10,000m, the latter on an incredible night now simply known as ‘Super Saturday’.
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- Jessica Ennis: The pint-sized powerhouse had the pressure of being the face of the Olympic Games and delivered in dramatic fashion, winning the heptathlon on Super Saturday.
- Sir Chris Hoy: Track cycling legend and Olympic flag bearer broke Sir Steve Redgrave’s record of five Olympic gold medals with his sixth in London.
- Ben Ainslie: Sailing superstar claimed his fourth consecutive gold on the water at the London Games.
- Ellie Simmonds: The queen of the Paralympic pool dominated in London, winning three golds and a bronze.
- David Weir: The ‘Weir Wolf’ decimated the competition at the Paralympics, winning 4 golds over an incredible range of distances – from the 800m to the marathon.
- Sarah Storey: Paralympic cyclist won her 11th gold medal at the London Games and became the most decorated female GB Paralympian ever.
- Rory McIlroy: Almost lost amid the hype and furore surrounding the Olympics and Paralympics, the young golfer, the world number one, won his second Major at the US PGA Championship in June by a record eight shots.
So, what do you think? Who would you vote for? Let us know by leaving a comment below!