Tennis player Emma Raducanu voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Tennis player Emma Raducanu was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday 19 December 2021, receiving British sport's annual individual accolade as a reward for h er beating Canada's Leylah Fernandez in the final at Flushing Meadow s.

The 19-year-old was also the first British woman to claim a major title since Virginia Wade triumphed at Wimbledon in 1977.

Raducanu beat off competition from diver Tom Daley, who was second, and swimmer Adam Peaty in third place, plus boxer Tyson Fury, soccer player Raheem Sterling and Para-cyclist Sarah Storey to win the award.

Britain's Andy Murray was the last tennis player to win the award in 2016 after claiming the trophy in 2015 and 2013.

Skateboarder Sky Brown took home the Young Sports Personality of the Year award after the 13-year-old won the Olympic bronze for Britain in the women's park skateboarding final at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com


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