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More glory for gymnast Simone Biles


AMERICAN GYMNAST Simone Biles was named as Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. At the Rio Olympics, the 19-year-old gave a series of stunning performances to win an amazing four gold medals and a bronze. That meant the American tied the Olympic record for the most golds for a female gymnast in a single Games.

The awards were presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan in front of a 12,000-strong audience. The ceremony reflected on a year which included sporting highlights such as Leicester City’s Premier League title win, Wales' run to the Euros' semis and huge British success, at both the Olympics and Paralympics and at Wimbledon.

Tennis ace Andy Murray voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016. Alistair Brownlee came second with Nick Skelton in third place.

Votes were cast online and by telephone during the ceremony at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, live on BBC One.

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