Dina Asher-Smith, Lewis Hamilton, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Alun Wyn Jones, Raheem Sterling and Ben Stokes

Sports Persona contenders: Dina Asher-Smith, Lewis Hamilton, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Alun Wyn Jones, Raheem Sterling and Ben Stokes

A shortlist of six contenders has been announced for the 2019 BBC Sports Persona of the twelve months award.

The nominees are athletes Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson, cricketer Ben Stokes, Formulation 1’s Lewis Hamilton, footballer Raheem Sterling and rugby union’s Alun Wyn Jones.

Vote casting will be originate to the public all one of many top ways by the Sports Persona programme on BBC One on Sunday, 15 December.

The promote-out notify is being broadcast from Aberdeen in Scotland.

Presenters Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will preserve to the stage to celebrate the twelve months of sport in front of an viewers of 10,000, with hundreds of thousands extra watching are living on BBC One.

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BBC Sports Persona of the twelve months: Celeb fans level to shortlist

The final public can vote by cellphone or online on the evening, with corpulent minute print announced all one of many top ways by the notify.

The six nominees, who had been announced all one of many top ways by Monday by celeb advocates on BBC shows, are:

First British girl to take a most essential world speed title as she claimed world 200m gold in a new national file time of 21.88 seconds. Moreover picked up silver medals within the 100m and 4x100m.

Formulation 1 world champion for the sixth time, one within the aid of Michael Schumacher’s file. Mercedes driver has received half of this season’s races and his overall occupation tally of 83 noteworthy prix victories is now merely eight off Schumacher’s all-time file total.

Eventually got the realm outside gold she craved by winning the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships. Characteristic four inner most bests as her components tally broke Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill’s British file.

Captained Wales to Tall Slam victory and changed into as soon as named Six International locations participant of the championship. Grew to become his country’s most capped participant at Rugby World Cup, and is 2nd easiest to Unusual Zealand’s Richie McCaw for world appearances.

Obtained domestic treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup with Manchester City. The England significant particular person, named as Football Writers‘ Association Footballer of the twelve months, changed into as soon as also praised for his public stance against racism.

Helped England take the Cricket World Cup for first time with a dramatic tidy-over victory against Unusual Zealand at Lord’s and made a excellent unbeaten 135 within the one-wicket third Ashes Take a look at triumph against Australia at Headingley.

Who will be honoured at Sports Persona?

The winner of one award has already been announced – boxer Caroline Dubois, 18, is the BBC Younger Sports Persona of the twelve months.

Diversified awards to be revealed are:

  • Biggest Wearing Moment
  • World Sport Well-known particular person of the twelve months
  • Helen Rollason Award
  • Unsung Hero
  • Coach of the twelve months
  • Crew of the twelve months
  • Lifetime Success Award

The predominant batch of tickets for the notify at the brand new P&J Live Enviornment supplied out in merely five minutes.

Aberdeen can even host the inaugural BBC Competition of Sport, which presents folk the probability to verify out out a differ of sports, on 13-14 December.

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