Raducanu Won BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
A tennis star Emma Raducanu was voted BBC Sports Person of the Year last Sunday. She was awarded the British sport’s annual award for individual excellence to commemorate her incredible U.S. Open triumph.
Raducanu amazed the world of sports in September when she was the very first qualified athlete winning a major championship after defeating Canadian Leylah Fernandez at the end of the tournament at Flushing Meadows.
The 19-year-old became one of the first British women to win an essential award after Virginia Wade triumphed at Wimbledon in 1977.
Raducanu defeated the competition of the diver Tom Daley, who was second and the swimmer Adam Peaty in third place and Boxer Tyson Fury, soccer player Raheem Sterling, and para-cyclist Sarah Storey to win the prize.
“It’s such an honor just to be amongst these nominees. To win is pretty amazing,” Raducanu said. Raducanu made it to the fourth round of Wimbledon this year in his Grand Slam debut.
“The energy this year playing at Wimbledon in front of my home crowd – that was something I’ve never felt before.”
“I’ve seen Sports Personality of the Year throughout my childhood, and it’s a great honor to be one of those winners.
“I’m happy for British tennis as well and that we’ve managed to get this award… again.”
The British tennis player Andy Murray was the last tennis player to be awarded the trophy in 2016, after winning the award in 2015 and 2013.
Sky Brown took home the Young Sports Personality of the Award after she took home the Olympic bronze medal for Britain in the final of women’s park skateboarding in the 2020 Tokyo Games.
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