28th November 2017


Athletics is represented by Sir Mo Farah (coach: Gary Lough) and Jonnie Peacock (Michael Khmel / Dan Pfaff) in this year’s prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year, with Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones) among six candidates for the BBC Wales main award.

It has been another staggering year for Aled Davies who has been nominated for the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year. The Swansea-based athlete achieved the ‘triple double’ at the World Para Athletics Championships this summer, winning both the F42 shot put and discus titles for the third consecutive time.

Not only did he earn his sixth world title to add to his three Paralympic golds, but he won the shot put in a magnificent world record of 17.52m, a massive improvement on his previous best.
If Aled has got your vote for the ceremony on Monday 4 December, cast your vote here.

On Monday evening, Mo Farah and Jonnie Peacock were named among the leading 12 nominees for the main prize at the annual awards on Sunday 17 December.

Farah added another world title at the IAAF World Championships, winning the 10,000m while adding a silver medal in the 5000m, before retiring from the track and bringing an end to this glittering part of his career. Meanwhile, Peacock lit up the stadium during the World Para Athletics Championships, winning his second T44 100m title in the venue of his breakthrough triumph at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

You will be able to vote for the duo on the awards evening. More info is available here.

This all comes after the news that Kare Adenegan (Job King) made the top 10 shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. More details can be found here.