Murray wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2016
Andy Murray has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award 2016 capping off a remarkable year that saw him claim Olympic gold in Rio, win his second Wimbledon title and become tennis’ world number one. He is now the first person to win the trophy three times surpassing two-times winners Henry Cooper, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill.
Triathlete Alistair Brownlee was voted second and show-jumper Nick Skelton third.
On receiving the award from former British boxing world champion Lennox Lewis Murray said: “It’s been a great year for British sport and I am so proud to have been a part of it”.
Collecting the award via link from Florida where he is training for 2017 Murray went on to say: “I know staying at the top is a really difficult thing to do. I’m not taking anything for granted”.
He added: “ I’m sure Noval [Djokovic] will be wanting to get back to the top spot but it’s taken me so long to get here that I want to stay there as long as I can, and that’s why I’m over here now.”
A MOMENTOUS YEAR FOR MURRAY
June 2016: Wins Wimbledon championship for the second time
August 2016: Defends Olympic singles title in Rio
November 2016: Replaces Novak Djokovic as world number one
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