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BBC Wales Sports Personality 2010

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Voting for this award closed at 20:00 GMT on Saturday, 4 December 2010.

The winner of BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2010 will be announced on Monday after a contest between six of the country's highest-achieving sportsmen and women.

The award takes place at the Celtic Manor in Newport on 6 December, with the result broadcast on BBC Wales radio, online and television that evening, and a review of the sporting year to be screened at a later date.

There will also be awards for the team of the year, sports unsung hero, junior sportsman, junior sportswoman and lifetime achievement.

It has been a busy sporting year with some notable performances, making it another difficult decision to narrow down Welsh sport's big names to six deserving nominees.

Footballer Gareth Bale has produced some stunning performances for club Tottenham Hotspur and was named Wales Footballer of the Year.

Jazz Carlin became the first Welshwoman in 36 years to win a swimming medal at a Commonwealth Games, when she took 200m freestyle silver and 400m freestyle bronze in Delhi.

Light-heavyweight boxer Nathan Cleverly added the European crown to his British and Commonwealth belts, and stands poised for a world title shot.

Dai Greene claimed 400m hurdles gold at both the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games.

Cyclist Becky James ' rise continued with two track medals in Delhi to push her drive towards London 2012.

Robert Weale won Commonwealth gold in the men's singles lawn bowls in Delhi to become the most successful bowler in Games history.

Please note the event is not connected with the UK Sports Personality of the Year and is for the Wales award only.

GENERAL VOTING GUIDELINES (PLEASE NOTE THIS VOTE IS NOW CLOSED)

1. Voting was only available by telephone from 0600 GMT on Monday, 29 November and 2000 GMT (8pm) on Saturday, 4 December (both dates inclusive). The numbers used were promoted across BBC Wales output throughout the week.

2. Telephone votes were opened and closed as specified above. Votes received outside the specified times will not be counted, but may still be charged. Voting times may change.

3. The BBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend voting at any time.

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see also
Profile: Gareth Bale
29 Nov 10 |  Wales
Profile: Jazz Carlin
29 Nov 10 |  Wales
Profile: Nathan Cleverly
29 Nov 10 |  Wales
Profile: Dai Greene
29 Nov 10 |  Wales
Profile: Becky James
29 Nov 10 |  Wales
Profile: Robert Weale
29 Nov 10 |  Wales
BBC Wales Sports Personality 2009
05 Dec 09 |  Wales
BBC Wales Sports Personality 2008
07 Dec 08 |  Wales
BBC Sport Wales coverage
03 Oct 11 |  Wales


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