There could only ever be one winner of this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. England cricketer Ben Stokes played two sensational innings this summer – either of which could have been career-defining, but both of which happened within the space of a few weeks. Stokes was voted man of the match for his performance as England won the World Cup for the first time with a dramatic super over victory against New Zealand at Lord’s, and the all-rounder then also hit an unbeaten 135 in the one-wicket third Ashes Test triumph against Australia at Headingley. Amazing stuff.
Back at the show, Lewis Hamilton came second, and also received a lot of support, with fans arguing his six world championships and nine months of consistent brilliance in 2019 should have been enough for him to get the gong. Perhaps next year. Record-breaking sprinter Dina Asher-Smith was a well-deserved third.
A team from Gravity Media supported the BBC’s broadcast of the event, installing two Avid Media Composer Nitris DX Suites and an EVS XFile 3 for streaming at the P&J Arena in Aberdeen.