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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 November 2003, 18:24 GMT
Past winners: 1963-1967
 
Dorothy Hyman 1963 Winner
DOROTHY HYMAN
[Athletics]

From 1957 to 1963 Hyman was regarded as Britain's best woman sprinter. In this year Dorothy Hyman won Commonwealth gold medals at both 100 yards and 220 yards, and was European champion at 100m.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM West Indies Cricket Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Jacques Anquetil
 
Mary Rand 1964 Winner
MARY RAND
[Athletics]

Mary Rand was the first British woman to win an Olympic athletics gold. In 1964 at the Tokyo Olympics she set a world record of 6.76m in the long jump, won silver in the pentathlon and took bronze in the 4x100m relay.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM England Youth Football Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Abebe Bikila
 
Tommy Simpson 1965 Winner
TOMMY SIMPSON
[Cycling]

Simpson was the first British cyclist to make his mark on the European professional road scene and became World Champion in this year. Two years later he died on the mountainside from exhaustion during the Tour de France.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM West Ham United
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Ron Clarke, Gary Player
 
Bobby Moore 1966 Winner
BOBBY MOORE
[Football]

Bobby Moore was England's finest football captain, a sporting legend who led his country to its greatest triumph, the 1966 World Cup victory. The West Ham defender is one of only four footballers to win the award.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM England World Cup
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Eusebio, Gary Sobers
 
Henry Cooper 1967 Winner
HENRY COOPER
[Boxing]

Heavyweight hopeful Henry Cooper went unbeaten throughout 1967, enhancing his reputation as Britain's most popular boxer. One of the most memorable fights of the year was his defeat of challenger Jack Bodell in June.
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM Celtic
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY George Moore



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