The first ever Olympic Female Boxing Champion and lesbian Nicola Adams has been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. This prestigious prize has massive competition this year after a brilliant year for UK Sport. However, Nicola is certainly in with a chance. The announcement is on 16th December and until then, the public can vote for their favourite.
The full short-list is – Nicola Adams (Olympic boxing), Ben Ainslie (Olympic sailing), Jessica Ennis (Olympic heptathlon), Mo Farah (Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m), Katherine Grainger (Olympic rowing), Sir Chris Hoy (Olympic cycling), Rory McIlroy (world No 1 golfer and USPGA champion), (Andy Murray, Olympic tennis and US Open champion), Ellie Simmonds (Paralympic swimming), Sarah Storey (Paralympic cycling), David Weir (Paralympic wheelchair athlete), Bradley Wiggins (Olympic cycling and Tour de France winner).