England star Beth Mead crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022.

Beth Mead has been crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2022 after firing England to a history-making European Championship that propelled women’s football into the mainstream.

The 27-year-old saw off competition from Ben Stokes and Ronnie O’Sullivan to win the prize, hobbling on to the stage at MediaCity in Salford to collect the award after seriously injuring her knee last month.

Mead said she was “speechless for once” and held back tears as she thanked her mother, who is receiving treatment for cancer, and received a standing ovation from the sporting stars in the crowd.

Mead had been the overwhelming favourite after her six goals and five assists, the best in the tournament, helped the Lionesses to a Wembley final where they defeated the eight-times champions Germany to secure their first major trophy – and England’s first since 1966.

Source: www.theguardian.com


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