Saturday, 17 December 2016

Andy Murray Wins SJA British Sports Awards 2016 Sportsman Of The Year

Andy Murray

Andy Murray added another prestigious title to his incredible haul for 2016 as the world tennis No.1 was named the SJA British Sports Award Sportsman of the Year.

Murray, 29, reigned supreme after an unforgettable year that saw him win Wimbledon, the Rio Olympics and end the year as the best male tennis player on the planet.

The Scot, who is currently training in Florida, saw off Olympic gold medallists Max Whitlock and Jason Kenny as he overwhelmingly topped the votes from members of the Sports Journalists' Association.

Queen of the track Laura Kenny scooped the coveted Sportswoman of the Year gong after her stunning success in Rio, which saw her leave with two gold medals from the team pursuit and Omnium events.

Kenny, 24, was the first cyclist to win the award beating off tough competition from fellow Olympic champions Nicola Adams and Charlotte Dujardin.

Team GB's glorious women's hockey team were crowned the Team of the Year after their gold medal heroics in Rio. Their nail-biting penalty shootout victory over the Netherlands saw them become the first hockey team to win the award since 1988.

<>Britain's most decorated Paralympic athlete of all-time Dame Sarah Storey was honoured too as she collected The National Lottery Spirit of Sport award.

Over 400 celebrity guests from the world of sport, politics and media attended the star-studded ceremony at The Pavilion at The Tower of London.

England rugby sensation Maro Itoje was among them as he landed the SJA Peter Wilson Trophy for best international newcomer.

Murray, meanwhile, is set to complete his remarkable year this Sunday as the favourite to take home the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

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