Sports Personality Of The Year 2017 Awarded To Sir Mo Farah

By / December 18, 2017 / Celebrity, Sport

Last night Sir Mo Farah was awarded Sports Personality Of The Year 2017.

Farah, 34, who could not attend the award ceremony in Liverpool, was presented the award via video link with his stepdaughter.

Farah looked surprised when the announcement was made by former footballer Kenny Dalglish;”I am pretty amazed,” he said. “There are such great people on the shortlist from Anthony Joshua to Lewis Hamilton and Jonnie Peacock…It is pretty amazing and hard to think about, I didn’t imagine I was ever going to win this but anything can happen. If you work hard you can achieve your dreams.I am sorry I could not be there. My kid has been not well.I just cannot believe I have won.” he added.

A well-deserved win for the four-time Olympic champion,  who won his third consecutive world 10,000m gold medal earlier this year, and was knighted by the Queen in November.

Video Credit: BBC/ The Guardian/ Youtube

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea came second with 80,567 and two-time Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock came third with 73,429.

Some fans were shocked that  Anthony Joshua and Lewis Hamilton weren’t in the top three, taking to Twitter to voice their outrage;

 

 

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