Adam Peaty finishes 11th @BBCSpoty awards – well it’s an improvement!

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Out of his swimsuit and dressed for tonight’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

Well done Adam Peaty, finishing 11th out of 16 at tonight’s BBC Sports Personality awards with over 11,000 votes. Less votes than last year but much more competition.

Given he was last two years ago and 11th out of 12 contestants last year, things are definitely heading in right direction again for British Swimming.

Andy Murray was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time with nearly 250,000 votes.

Murray, the 2013 and 2015 winner, took Olympic gold, claimed his second Wimbledon title and became tennis’ world number one in a remarkable 2016.

Triathlete Alistair Brownlee was second and 58 year old show jumper Nick Skelton third in this year’s BBC Sports Personality Awards.

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Michael Phelps on stage with Prince William and fellow swimmer Ian Thorpe

Record-breaking swimmer Michael Phelps was also honoured with the lifetime achievement award. The American, 31, won his 23rd Olympic gold in his final Games in Rio.

The most decorated Olympian of all time, Phelps claimed five golds and a silver this year at the Olympic Games in Rio.

He joins a star-studded list of previous lifetime award winners including former footballer Pele and ex-golfer Seve Ballesteros.

Young Sports Personality of the Year went to Ellie Robinson. The 15 year old Paralympic Swimmer claimed gold in the S6 50m butterfly final with a Games record at the Rio Paralympics.

You can see the full list of BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award contestants and the number of votes below.

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