Sports Personality 2019: Shortlist of six contenders announced for BBC award
A listing of six contenders was declared for the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year award.
The nominees are Katarina Johnson-Thompson along with athletes Dina Asher-Smith, cricketer Ben Stokes, Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton, footballer Raheem Sterling and the Alun Wyn Jones of French union.
Voting will be open to the General Public during the Sports Personality programme on Sunday, 15 One December.
The sell-out series is being broadcast in Scotland from Aberdeen.
Presenters Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will take to the stage to celebrate the year of game in front of the audience of 10,000, with a lot more watching on One.
The public can vote by telephone or online at the nighttime, with details.
The six nominees, who have been announced throughout Monday by celebrity advocates on shows, are:
First British woman to win a major global sprint title as she maintained world 200m gold in a new national record time of 21.88 minutes. Also picked up silver medals in the 100m and 4x100m.
Formula 1 world champion for the sixth time, one behind Michael Schumacher’s record. Mercedes driver has won half this season’s races along with his general career tally of 83 grand prix successes is currently only eight away Schumacher’s all-time album complete.
Finally got the worldwide gold she lacked by winning the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships. Place because the British album of Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill was broken by her points tally.
Captained Wales to Grand Slam success and has been appointed Six Nations player of the championship. Became his country’s most capped player at Rugby World Cup, and is now second only to New Zealand’s Richie McCaw for international appearances.
Won treble with Manchester City of Carabao Cup, FA Cup and also Premier League. The England star, called Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, was commended for his public stance against racism.
Helped England made a notable unbeaten 135 from the one-wicket next Ashes Test victory against Australia at Headingley and win the Cricket World Cup for first time with a dramatic super-over success against New Zealand at Lord’s.
One award’s winner is already declared – boxer Caroline Dubois, 18, is the Young Sports Personality of the Year.
Other awards to be shown are:
The most important batch of tickets to the series at the Live Arena sold out in only five minutes.
Aberdeen will even host the Festival of Sport, which gives individuals the opportunity to try a variety of sports, on 13-14 December.