Jake Wightman short-listed for BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Tuesday 20th December 2022

BBC Sports Personality of the Year contenders

Jake Wightman has been short-listed for the top award in British sport – the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.

And now we are asking the athletics community in Scotland to get behind and give support to the Men’s 1500m World Champion.

Jake won gold in Oregon to become Scotland’s first World champion since Liz McColgan some 31 years earlier.

He duly followed that with 1500m bronze for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, silver in the 800m at the European Champs and took down Tom McKean’s long-standing 800m Scottish Record towards the close of the Diamond League season.

Success landed Jake our own 4J Athlete of the Year title despite very strong claims from fellow nominees Laura Muir and Eilish McColgan.

Now BBC Sport have revealed six names on their short-list for the Sports Personality of the Year award – ahead of their annual review programme on Wednesday evening (December 21).

Voting takes place during the show (which starts at 6.45pm).

Jake wins 4J Athlete of Year title

Here’s our interview with Jake when named the Scottish 4J Athlete of the Year . . .

Tags: BBC Sport, Jake Wightman, SPOTY

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