Sports activities Character of the 12 months: Voting open for BBC World Sport Star 2021 award

Voting has opened for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the 12 months 2021 award.

You may vote for certainly one of six nominees for the award, which was received final 12 months by UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, and you may solely vote as soon as per BBC account.

Voting will keep open till 13:00 GMT on Tuesday, 14 December and the award shall be introduced throughout the BBC Sports activities Character of the 12 months present dwell on BBC One on Sunday, 19 December.

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Who’re the World Sport Star contenders?

Canelo Alvarez

Victory over Caleb Plant in November made Alvarez the primary undisputed super-middleweight champion of all time.

The Mexican boasts a document of 57 profession wins, two attracts and simply the one loss – to Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

Alvarez has his sights on going additional as he seeks to cement his legacy, with plans to maneuver as much as cruiserweight to struggle Ilunga Makabu for the WBC title in a bid to grow to be a five-weight world champion.

Rachael Blackmore

Irish jockey Blackmore turned the primary feminine rider to win the Grand Nationwide at Aintree with victory on Minella Instances.

No different girl had ever completed within the first 4 of the well-known race, which takes place over greater than 4 miles and 30 fences.

Blackmore additionally turned the primary girl to be main jockey on the Cheltenham Competition in March, the place she racked up six victories.

Tom Brady
Tom Brady

The American soccer legend prolonged his document for Tremendous Bowl wins to seven as he helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a snug victory over the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in February.

Brady additionally turned the NFL’s main passer in October when the Bucs received at his former facet the New England Patriots.

The quarterback obtained the 68 yards he wanted to go the 80,358-yard milestone set by Drew Brees.

Novak Djokovic

The Serb got here near changing into the primary man in additional than 50 years to win all 4 tennis majors in the identical 12 months.

Djokovic sealed victories on the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon to attract stage with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on 20 main titles.

He made it to the US Open remaining to convey the four-timer inside his grasp, earlier than happening in straight units to Daniil Medvedev.

Elaine Thompson-Herah

Thompson-Herah made historical past as the primary girl to finish the Olympic dash ‘double double’.

The Jamaican turned the second-fastest ever girl in each occasions, behind solely Florence Griffith-Joyner, as she took gold within the 100m and 200m.

Thompson-Herah efficiently defended her Rio titles regardless of being hampered by an Achilles tendon damage for a number of seasons.

Max Verstappen

Verstappen featured in an exciting duel for the Formulation 1 world title with British driver Lewis Hamilton.

Looking for his first World Championship, the Purple Bull driver was stage on factors together with his Mercedes rival, the seven-time champion, with one race to go.

The Dutchman’s victories included one at his residence grand prix in September, the place he was cheered on by 65,000 enthusiastic followers.

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