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Sports Personality of the Year 2016: Who's your favourite?

The BBC has revealed the shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year 2016. Find out which sporting superstars are in the running for the prize. The winner will be announced on December 18.
Boxer Nicola Adams made history when she took home the first ever Olympic gold in women's boxing at London 2012. She kept hold of that gold medal in Rio this summer, winning the flyweight title. This makes her the first British boxer to defend an Olympic crown for 92 years. Pretty great, huh?
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At Euro 2016, footballer Gareth Bale helped Wales to its best ever performance in a major tournament. They reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016, after a stunning 3-1 quarter-final win over Belgium. He is also in the running to win the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player.
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Triathlete Alistair Brownlee became the first man to hold on to the Olympic men's triathlon title in Rio earlier this summer, with his brother Jonny coming in second. After the Triathlon World Series in Mexico, many people praised him after he helped his exhausted brother to cross the finish line. He is the first triathlete to be nominated for Sports Personality of the Year. Can he do it?
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Rider Sophie Christiansen won an incredible three gold medals in dressage in the Rio Paralympics. Not only that, but she has not finished lower than second in any Federation for Equestrian Sports event in which she has competed in 2016. This is the first time that she has been nominated for the award.
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After winning a cycling gold in Rio, athlete and cyclist Kadeena Cox became the first Briton since 1988 to win a medal in two sports at the same Paralympics. Away from Rio, she also won a track cycling World Championship gold in the 500m time trial. No Paralympian has ever won Sports Personality of the Year before. Could she be the first?
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Athlete Mo Farah had another successful Olympics in Rio, winning what is called a "double double", meaning he won both the 5,000m and 10,000m races. He is only the second man to win these twice in a row - and that was despite falling over in the 10,000m race! He is Britain's most successful Olympic track and field athlete of all time. Can he become the first long-distance runner to win Sports Personality of the Year, since Paula Radcliffe in 2002?
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Cyclist Jason Kenny matched Sir Chris Hoy's British record of six Olympic gold medals, by winning three in Rio this summer. He also won another title at the Track Cycling World Championships in the men's sprint earlier in the year. He is married to another cycling star, Laura Kenny, who is also nominated for Sports Personality of the Year. This is the first time that Jason has been nominated, but four cyclists have won it in the past.
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Cyclist Laura Kenny - who at the time of the Rio Olympics was known as Laura Trott, - became the first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals after she held on to her omnium title. She also won team pursuit gold for a second time. This is the first time she's has been nominated. Will she beat her husband, Jason Kenny, and be the next cyclist to win the award?
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Tennis ace Andy Murray has had a brilliant year, finishing it as the best men's singles tennis player. He won Wimbledon for the second time and also held on to his Olympic tennis title in Rio. He won Young Sports Personality of the Year back in 2004, and has since won Sports Personality of the Year twice, in 2013 and 2015. Can he win the top prize for a third time?
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Swimmer Adam Peaty beat his very own world record in Rio to take Olympic gold in the men's 100m breaststroke. It was Team GB's first medal of the Olympics this year and the first Olympic swimming gold for a British man in 28 years! Only two swimmers have won the Sports Personality of the Year award in the past. Could he be the third?
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Hockey star Kate Richardson-Walsh was captain of the amazing Team GB women's hockey side, which took gold after a gripping a penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands. After Rio, she retired from international hockey, after an incredible 13 years as captain of the England and GB teams. The Team GB men's hockey team won Team of the Year in 1988, after winning an Olympic gold, but no individual hockey player has ever won the main award. Can Kate do it?
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This year in Rio, rider Nick Skelton finally got an individual Olympic gold medal at his seventh Olympic Games. Aged 58, he is Team GB's second oldest Olympic gold medallist, beaten only by Joshua Millner, who won gold in shooting in 1908 at the age of 61. The last time a show-jumper won the award was David Broome back in 1960!
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Cyclist Dame Sarah Storey is Team GB's most successful Paralympian ever, after three gold medals in Rio took her total up to 14 titles in swimming and cycling. She also took home a gold and two silvers at the Para-cycling Track World Championships. No woman has won the main Sports Personality prize since Zara Phillips in 2006. Can Dame Sarah do it?
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Footballer Jamie Vardy's silky smooth skills were part of the Leicester City team that proved everybody wrong and went all the way to win the Premier League last season. Like fellow Sports Personality of the Year nominee Gareth Bale, he is also up for the Ballon d'Or award, which will name the world's best player. It's been quite a year for him!
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Gymnast Max Whitlock won two gold medals in a single day in Rio! First, he won Team GB's first-ever Olympic gymnastics gold in the men's floor, then got the gold in the pommel horse event an hour and a half later. Earlier in the games, he won Team GB's first all-around gymnastics Olympics medal in 108 years, in which he took bronze. Can he become the first gymnast to win Sports Personality of the Year too?
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Earlier this year, golfer Danny Willett surprised everyone by winning the Masters, meaning he became the first Briton to win there in 20 years. He also won the Dubai Desert Classic in February. This is his first time being nominated for the Sports Personality award, after fellow golfer Rory McIlroy was runner-up in 2014. The last golfing winner was Nick Faldo in 1989 - could Danny be the next?
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