Peaty nominated for SPOTY for fourth year running

Swimming News

Olympic and world champion Adam Peaty is among 12 contenders to be nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

This is the fourth consecutive year Peaty has been nominated.

Having become the first British man to win Olympic swimming gold since 1988 last year, he has gone from strength to strength in 2017.

At the World Championships in Budapest, Peaty had another record-breaking campaign.

He became the most successful British male swimmer at any World Championships after winning his fifth global title.

Peaty also made history at the event as the first athlete to go sub 26 seconds in long course 50m Breaststroke.

He took home three medals from Budapest – gold in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke, and silver in the Men’s 4x100m Medley relay.

Peaty’s impressive performances over the summer saw him selected onto the plane for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games along with 14 other English swimmers.

Peaty honoured by nomination for SPOTY

Peaty said: “Being nominated for Sports Personality of the Year is a huge, huge honour for me.

“It’s not only me that this gives recognition to but also my coaches, my family and it obviously makes them proud. And it’s for all those people who have supported me along the way. It’s great to be able to put my sport on the map.

“It’s great that people are pushing the whole sporting community forward. And the more success we have, the more kids we can inspire back home.”

The winner of BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017, will be announced live from the Liverpool Echo Arena on Sunday 17 December.

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