Sports Personality of the Year results in full: Who won BBC SPOTY 2020?

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Six sporting stars made up the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020. F1’s Lewis Hamilton was the early favourite after winning his seventh world title this year, equalling the record of Michael Schumacher. However, much of the attention in the build-up was on Tyson Fury.

Fury was shortlisted after he became the WBC world heavyweight boxing champion by beating American Deontay Wilder in February.

But the boxer requested that his name be removed from the shortlist.

“I don’t want an award from someone to say I’m a sports personality,” he told the Jonathan Ross Show.

“I know what I am and who I am and I know what I’ve achieved, I know what I’ve come back from.

“I don’t need a glass trophy. I’m the people’s champion. I don’t need this glamorous trophy to say who I am and what I’ve done.”

The shortlist also included jockey Hollie Doyle, six-time snooker world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, England cricketer Stuart Broad and Liverpool football captain Jordan Henderson in a sporting year badly disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Doyle broke her own record for the most winners in a calendar year by a female jockey before enjoying a Champions Day double at Ascot – including her first Group One aboard Glen Shiel in the British Champions Sprint.

“It’s a massive, massive honour to be nominated. It’s pretty crazy, to be honest,” she said.

“I’d be gobsmacked if I won – I wouldn’t know how to react, I don’t think.”

O’Sullivan was nominated after his latest Crucible success, beating Kyren Wilson for his sixth world title in August while also being the first snooker player to be nominated since Stephen Hendry in 1990.

Broad took his 500th wicket in the series against the West Indies in the summer, becoming only the second Englishman after Jimmy Anderson to achieve the feat.

He claimed 29 wickets in total in the five Tests against the Windies and Pakistan.

Henderson is nominated after captaining Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years, having also been their captain when they won the 2019 Champions League.

Who won Sports Personality of the Year 2020?

The winner of the latest BBC Sports Personality of the Year prize was F1 star Lewis Hamilton.

Jordan Henderson came second in the public vote, with Hollie Doyle in third place.

Hamilton, who accepted his award remotely, said: “I want to say congratulations to all the incredible nominees.

“I’m so proud of what they have achieved and I want to say thank you to everyone that has voted for me.

“I wasn’t expecting this knowing there’s so many great contenders.

“I want to say Merry Christmas to everyone – it’s been such an unusual year and I want to mention all the front line workers and all the children round the world.

“I want you to try and stay positive through this difficult time, I’m sending you all positivity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Sports Personality of the Year awards in full

Sports Personality of the Year: Lewis Hamilton

Panel Special Award: Marcus Rashford

Team of the Year: Liverpool

Coach of the Year: Jurgen Klopp

Helen Rollason Award: Captain Sir Tom Moore

Captain Tom Young Unsung Hero: Tobias Weller

Unsung Hero: Sergeant Matiu Ratana

World Sport Star of the Year: Khabib Nurmagomedov

Young Sports Personality of the Year: Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix

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