Lewis Hamilton was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year this Sunday, completing a remarkable year in which he became Formula One world champion for the seventh time.
The 35-year-old Hamilton beat Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and jockey Hollie Doyle in this distinction as the best athlete of the year, which is chosen by public vote, who finished second and third respectively, -completed the top-6 Tyson Fury, Jordan Henderson, and Ronnie O’Sullivan-, to claim the highest annual award in British sport for the second time in his career after winning it in 2014.
Hamilton won his fourth consecutive world title in 2020 to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven crowns. He was also steadfast in his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and launched the Hamilton Commission to bring about “real, tangible and measurable change” in the diversity of motorsport.
Premier League champions Liverpool were named Team of the Year and their manager Juergen Klopp won the Coach of the Year award. Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford won the Special Expert Panel Award for their successful campaign to expand the provision of free school meals to vulnerable children during spring lockdown, and continue to work on projects to tackle childhood hunger.