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Sports Personality in Sheffield

Lord Coe and Jessica Ennis

Many of Britain's sporting heroes have come off the Sheffield production line.

Former winner Lord Sebastian Coe , double Olympic 1500m champion, grew up in the city.

Ashes-winning England cricket captain Michael Vaughan and former World Superbike champion James Toseland were raised in south Yorkshire, while flamboyant featherweight boxing champion Naseem Hamed was born and bred in Sheffield.

England World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks , a Sports Personality runner-up, Wimbledon semi-finalist Roger Taylor and heptathlete Jessica Ennis are all from the city.


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