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No SPOTY place for Hurricane Hannah

Hannah Cockroft met the crowd at the Piece Hall upon her return to Calderdale in September

Hannah Cockroft met the crowd at the Piece Hall upon her return to Calderdale in September

Hannah Cockroft has missed out on being shortlisted for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Hannah, from Mount Tabour, Halifax, blew the competition away on two glorious nights in this summer’s Paralympic Games in London, winning gold in the T34 100m and the T34 200m at a canter and setting two Paralympic records in the process.

She returned to Calderdale a hero and was given the freedom of the Borough at a ceremony at the Piece Hall on her return.

But in what will be one of the most fiercely contested Sports Personality awards ever, Hannah failed to make the 12 person shortlist which is dominated by those who enjoyed Olympic and Paralympic success.

Bradley Wiggins, who became the first Brit to win the Tour De France and won Olympic gold in the individual time trial event, is the bookmakers favourite to win the award, which is voted for by the public, when the ceremony takes place on 16 December.

Andy Murray, who became the first British man to win a tennis Grand Slam since title since Fred Perry in 1936 when he won the US Open, and also won Olympic Gold in the men’s singles, is one of the main rivals to win the crown.

Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis and double Olympic gold medal long distance runner Mo Farrah are also among the favourites.

Full list of nominees.

Bradley Wiggins (Cycling)

Andy Murray (Tennis)

Jessica Ennis (Athletics)

Mo Farrah (Athletics)

Ben Ainslie (Sailing)

Ellie Simmons (Swimming)

Rory McIlroy (Golf)

Nicola Adams (Boxing)

Katherine Grainger (Rowing)

Chris Hoy (Cycling)

Sarah Storey (Cycling)

David Weir (Athletics)

 

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