Sports Personality nominees: Anderson, Asher-Smith, Hamilton, Kane, Thomas and Yarnold shortlisted

Cyclist Geraint Thomas has been named BBC Sports Personality of the year 2018 at a ceremony in Birmingham. Six contenders who were in the running - find out more below.

Jimmy Anderson

Name: Jimmy Anderson

Age: 36

Sport: Cricket

Key 2018 achievement: Became the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket history

Dina Asher-Smith

Name: Dina Asher-Smith

Age: 23

Sport: Athletics

Key 2018 achievement: Won 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay golds at the European Athletics Championships

Lewis Hamilton

Name: Lewis Hamilton

Age: 33

Sport: Formula 1

Key 2018 achievement: Won his fifth World Championship title

Harry Kane

Name: Harry Kane

Age: 25

Sport: Football

Key 2018 achievement: Captained England to the World Cup semi-finals and won the Golden Boot

Geraint Thomas

Name: Geraint Thomas

Age: 32

Sport: Cycling

Key 2018 achievement: Won the Tour de France

Lizzy Yarnold

Name: Lizzy Yarnold

Age: 30

Sport: Skeleton

Key 2018 achievement: Successfully defended her Winter Olympic title