Andy Murray has been voted the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year for the third time. He is the only person ever to have ever won the award so many times.
The event took place at Birmingham’s Genting Arena, but Murray couldn’t be there in person on the night. He accepted the award from Florida, talking to the audience and those at home from a video-link.
Since first being awarded the title in 2013, he went on to win it in 2015 and now again 2016.
For the past few years he has been amongst the best in the tennis community. In November, he went one better when he was named World Number One in the sport.
This wasn’t all he did in 2016 either. Murray also won his second Wimbledon title in June, plus brought home gold from the summer Olympics in Rio. The Scotsman truly ended 2016 on top of the world.
Amongst the other candidates for the Sports Personality award this year was Paralympian Kadeena Cox.
The local Manchester Metropolitan University student brought home gold from Rio, in two different sports. She was the first Brit to win gold in two sports at the same Paralympics since 1988.
As though these medals weren’t enough, the inspirational athlete also added a silver and a bronze to her collection.
Although Kadeena would have been a worthy winner, it’s undoubted that Murray was once again deserving of the award.