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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015: Coral profile contenders

| 01.12.2015

Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | December 1, 2015

A terrific 12 nominees have been put forward for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2015.

Coral profile these dozen men and women who have led the way in their respective disciplines in the past 12 months, summarising their achievements and quoting their odds:

Lizzie Armitstead

Cycling - British Cycling National Road Championships

Sport: Cycling
Age: 28
Achievement: Became world road race champion in the United States.
Odds: 150/1

Lucy Bronze

Soccer - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 - Semi Final - Japan v England - Commonwealth Stadium

Sport: Football
Age: 24
Achievement: Manchester City ladies right back part of England squad that finished third at the Women’s World Cup. Bronze was nominated for the Golden Ball at the tournament.
Odds: 150/1

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Athletics - IAAF World Championships - Day Two - Beijing National Stadium

Sport: Athletics
Age: 29
Achievement: Regained Heptathlon title at World Athletics Championships in Beijing just 13 months after giving birth to her son.
Odds: 6/4

Mo Farah

Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships

Sport: Athletics
Age: 32
Achievement: Successfully defended the men’s world 5000m and 10000m titles, cementing his status as Britain’s best-ever long-distance runner.
Odds: 80/1

Chris Froome

France Cycling Froome

Sport: Cycling
Age: 30
Achievement: Won the Tour de France for the second time in his career, regaining the title after crashing out in 2014.
Odds: 50/1

Tyson Fury

Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury

Sport: Boxing
Age: 27
Achievement: Dethroned Wladimir Klitschko on points to become WBA, IBF and WBO World Heavyweight champion, and is the first British fighter to win a belt in that weight class for six years.
Odds: 7/1

Lewis Hamilton

Sports Personality of the Year Nominees

Sport: Formula 1
Age: 30
Achievement: Retained the Drivers’ Championship to become a three-time winner and emulate motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart.
Odds: 14/1

Andy Murray

Davis Cup - Belgium v Great Britain - Final - Day Three - Flanders Expo Centre

Sport: Tennis
Age: 28
Achievement: Led Team GB to their first Davis Cup triumph since the Fred Perry era some 79 years ago. Although a team event, Murray won all 11 of his rubbers, including eight singles matches.
Odds: 6/5 favourite

Adam Peaty

Russia Swimming Worlds

Sport: Swimming
Age: 20
Achievement: Did the 50m and 100m breaststroke double at the World Aquatics Championship, and helped Britain win a 4x100m mixed medley Gold medal too.
Odds: 150/1

Greg Rutherford

Sports Personality of the Year Nominees

Sport: Athletics
Age: 29
Achievement: Won the World Athletics Championships men’s long jump Gold to complete a personal Grand Slam of major medals in the sandpit (also European, Commonwealth and Olympic titles).
Odds: 125/1

Kevin Sinfield

Rugby League - First Utility Super League - Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos - KC Stadium
Sport: Rugby League
Age: 35
Achievement: Captained Leeds Rhinos to the treble triumph of Super League Leaders’ Shield, Grand Final and Challenge Cup in his final season.
Odds: 20/1

Max Whitlock

Britain Gymnastics Worlds

Sport: Gymnastics
Age: 22
Achievement: First-ever Briton to win Gold at a World Gymnastics Championships.
Odds: 150/1


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Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.