AP McCoy shortlisted for Sports Personality 2013

AP McCoy shortlisted for Sports Personality 2013

Ten contenders stand a chance of winning the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The shortlist was announced on Tuesday 27th November, with the 2013 award voted for by the public on the night of Sunday 15th December.

McCoy became the first jump jockey to ride 4,000 winners when he triumphed on Mountain Tunes at Towcester in November. The Northern Irishman's landmark is almost 1,500 more than the next most successful rider, Richard Johnson.

McCoy, voted Sports Personality in 2010, won an unprecedented 18th consecutive champion jump jockey title and is on course for a 19th just months after a fall left him in intensive care. What he said: "For the first time in my life I feel a sense of pride of what I've achieved."

The bookies favourite currently is Andy Murray for winning, after he ended Great Britain's 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men's singles champion with victory over Novak Djokovic in a gripping final on Centre Court.

It was his second Grand Slam victory to add to the US Open title he won last year.

Murray lost to Djokovic in the 2013 Australian Open final and his Wimbledon win came in the seventh major final of his career.

The other contenders include:

  • Sir Ben Ainslie
  • Ian Bell
  • Hannah Cockroft
  • Mo Farah
  • Chris Froome
  • Leigh Halfpenny
  • Christine Ohuruogu
  • Justin Rose

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/25002342