Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was named the very best sportsman of the 12 months by the BBC. Liverpool footballer Jordan Henderson took second place on this class, and jockey Holly Doyle took third place. As well as, the checklist of candidates included boxer Tyson Fury, cricketer Stuart Broad and snooker participant Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Lewis Hamilton: “I need to congratulate all of the individuals on this nomination, they’re all unbelievable athletes. I’m grateful to everybody who voted for me. Figuring out the extent of candidates, I didn’t anticipate in any respect that I might be chosen as the very best.
I need to want everybody a Merry Christmas. The 12 months was not straightforward, I need to keep in mind everybody who was on the forefront, all youngsters all over the world – I set you up for the constructive and I would like you to stay optimistic throughout this tough time. Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart. “
Hamilton was named the BBC’s Athlete of the Yr for the second time, final time he obtained this award in 2014.