Murray wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Andy Murray has been named as the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year for 2016 for a historic third time.
The 29-year-old beat the likes of Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, golfer Danny Willett and several other gold-medal winning Olympians to pick up the prize.
Murray started the year strongly, reaching the Australian Open Final and then the French Open Final.
The British tennis star then defeated Nick Kyrgios, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic on his way to a second Wimbledon title in the summer.

A little more than a month later in Rio De Janeiro, Murray picked up his second Olympic gold medal after defeating Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the final.
Murray finished the year off with a straight-sets victory over Novak Djokovic in the ATP World Finals, which made him world number one for the very first time.
He is now the only sportsman to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a third time, eclipsing Nigel Mansell, Henry Cooper and Damon Hill, who each won two awards.

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