England goalkeeper and Nottingham's very own Mary Earps won the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award tonight...
England goalkeeper and Nottingham's very own Mary Earps won the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award tonight.
England cricketer Stuart Broad, also from Nottingham, came second, with heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson third.
Also nominated were Frankie Dettori (horse racing), Alfie Hewett (wheelchair tennis), and Rory Mcllroy (golf).
"First of all, I’m so humbled to be on a list of such incredible athletes. Sport is a fantastic thing where it brings the world together and it's been brilliant to listen to everyone's stories, so congratulations to you all.
"Thanks for voting for me everyone! I’m very honoured and humbled, as this is the ultimate all round sporting accolade. We’ve had an incredible couple of years but this is just wow.
"It’s not been the easiest journey and I wouldn't be here without my loved ones in my corner, who have been with me through the really not so great times. The last two years have been unbelievable, I’ve done more than I could have ever imagined.
"Thank you to my goalkeeping coaches, my teammates and my coaches," Earps said as she was presented the award by fellow Nottingham sporting legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Earps helped England reach the Women’s World Cup final back in August, where they were beaten 1-0 by Spain.
She was awarded the Golden Glove after keeping three clean sheets at the tournament.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year aired on BBC One on 19 December 2023
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