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Sports Personality of the Year 2010: Amy Williams

Amy Williams

Amy Williams' 2010

Sports Personality of the Year
Venue: Birmingham LG Arena Date: Sunday, 19 December Time: 1900 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sport website.

We will be dedicating a day to one of the top 10 contenders from 6-17 December (in alphabetical order).


What a year for Amy Williams.

Previously little-known outside of her own sport, she became a national star quite literally overnight after winning Britain's first individual Winter Olympics gold medal for 30 years with victory in the women's bob skeleton.

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Williams said the disappointment of missing out on the Winter Olympics four years ago spurred her on to success in Canada.

And the 28-year-old's performance was made even more remarkable by the fact she had no full skeleton track to train on in her home country.

Many accolades followed the gold medal for Williams; she was appointed an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list and also became the first woman to be made an Honorary Freeman of the City of Bath.

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won Sports Personality on the back of Winter Olympic success in 1984, Williams will be hoping she can follow in their dancing footsteps in Birmingham.


Stories from Amy Williams' year:

Why Amy Williams deserves to win SPOTY



see also
SPOTY top 10: Mark Cavendish
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Tom Daley
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Jessica Ennis
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: David Haye
17 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: AP McCoy
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme McDowell
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme Swann
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Phil Taylor
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Lee Westwood
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Amy Williams
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
2010 BBC Sports Personality - How they voted
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
Williams & McCoy top honours list
11 Jun 10 |  Sport Homepage
Williams slides to British gold
20 Feb 10 |  Skeleton
Sports Personality ticket details
13 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Birmingham to host BBC award show
18 May 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY Voting & Judging: Terms & conditions
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Giggs named Sports Personality 2009
13 Dec 09 |  Sports Personality


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