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Elise Christie contender for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

GB Short Track Speed Skater Elise Christie has been nominated for multiple awards in 2017, following her incredible 2016/2017 season.

 

In October, Elise Christie won the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards ahead of other outstanding athletes, Elinor Barker (track cycling), Tammy Beaumont (cricket), Johanna Konta (tennis), Jodie Taylor (football) and Bianca Walkden (taekwondo).

 

It was announced at the end of November that Elise has been nominated for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2017. It is one of the most highly anticipated award ceremonies in the British sporting calendar.

 

The 12 nominees alongside Elise are; Sir Mo Farah - athletics, Chris Froome - cycling, Lewis Hamilton - F1, Anthony Joshua - boxing, Harry Kane - football, Johanna Konta - tennis, Jonnie Peacock - Para-athletics, Adam Peaty - swimming, Jonathan Rea - motorcycling, Anya Shrubsole - cricket, Bianca Walkden - taekwondo.

 

They will go forward to a public vote, which is made by phone or online on the night of the live show on Sunday 17th December 2017.

 

At the 2017 ISU Short Track World Championships Elise made history by winning three titles, the 1500m, 1000m and overall title. Not only was Elise the first British woman to achieve a title at the World Championships but it was a first for a European woman. Elise also holds the World Record in the 500m event. 

 

To find out more about how to vote,  go here.