Mo Farah and Roger Federer win prestigious awards

By BBC: Monday, December 18th 2017 at 09:09 GMT +3 | Athletics
Mo Farah celebrating after winning a race in a past event [PHOTO: COURTESY]

The public have crowned Sir Mo Farah as BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.Jonathan Rea came second, with Jonnie Peacock in third place. Votes were cast online and by telephone during the ceremony at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, live on BBC One.

The awards were presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan in front of a 10,000-strong audience. The ceremony reflected on a year which included sporting highlights such as the World Athletics and Para-athletics Championships, the Women’s Cricket World Cup, the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand and the Rugby League World Cup.

Tennis legend Roger Federer was named as Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. It has been an incredible year for the Swiss player as he won the Australian Open title in January before becoming Wimbledon men’s singles’ champion for a record eighth time at the age of 36. Federer has now won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times, more than any other sportsperson in the history of the competition.

Roger Federer in action in a past match [PHOTO: COURTESY]