BBC Sports Personality Nomiations (part 2)

Following on from yesterday’s first part here’s another four of this years Contenders for BBC Sports Personality of the year which will awarded at the live show held at the Echo arena in Liverpool on Dec 17th.

Anthony Joshua
In April the 28-year-old Watford born heavy weight stormed to an 11th round stoppage defeating the then world number one Wladimir Klitschko in front of a post war record of 90,000 at Wembley.
He then successfully defended his World WBA & IBF titles against Carlos Takam in Cardiff in October in a scrappy 10 round battle that saw Joshua break his nose as the pair clashed heads in round two, but he continued for another 8 rounds before being named the winner. This is his first nomination for the award, but should he continue with his dream to successfully re-unite all the heavy weight titles to become the Undisputed champion of the World it won’t be his last.

Harry Kane
It has been some year for the 24 year old Tottenham hotspurs striker, that as seen him pick up his second successive Premier league Golden Boot award, with 29 goals helping his team to the runners up spot.
During the summer he was named England captain and continued his excellent form scoring crucial goals as England sealed qualification to next years World Cup as group Winners.
His form has continued into the 2017/18 season as he has been one of the main reasons Tottenham have qualified for the knock out stages of the Champions league as group winners, having beating the current holders Real Madrid into group runners up.
This form has seen Kane being the only English player to be short listed for the Ballon d’Or prize which is awarded to the World’s best player.

Johanna Konte
The young Australian born tennis star that moved to England during her teens has continued her rise to the top winning her first major title at the Miami open in April, before taking the country by storm with her performances at Wimbledon seeing her become the first British woman to reach the semi-finals since Virginia Wade 39 years earlier. Despite the defeat to five times champion Venus Williams, Konta was named world number 4 shortly afterwards a rise of 146 places in just over two years.

Jonnie Peacock
The Cambridge born Para Athlete overcame a serious attack of Cramp to successfully defend his T44 100m title in a time of 10.75 at the London World Para-athletics Championships during the summer. The now two-time world champion lost his leg at the age of five and at the age of 24 has the ability to dominate the sport for many years to come.
He is also made T.V. history by becoming the first ever disabled contestant to appear on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show.

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