Andy reveals wife Kim voted for rival

Murray wins SPOTY for record third time


Tennis star Andy Murray was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time.

He beat the triathlete Alistair Brownlee, who was runner-up, and show jumper Nick Skelton who took third place.

Murray, who was a strong favourite to pick up the award, received the trophy at his training base in Miami.

After thanking his backroom staff and family, he joked that his wife Kim had voted for Nick Skelton which he said “was not smart from her with Christmas coming up.”

He said it had been an “amazing year for British sport” and that he was “very proud to be a part of it.”

The team of the year award went to Leicester City who were unlikely winners of the English Premier League title, while American swimmer Michael Phelps won the lifetime achievement award.

Coach of the Year was Claudio Ranieri, Leicester’s Italian manager, and the Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award went to Simone Biles, the 19-year-old American who secured four gold medals at the Rio Olympics.






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