The Sports Journalists’ Association are delighted to announce the winners of their British Sports Awards 2020, sponsored by the National Lottery. Usually a gala event in central London, this year the awards were held via a virtual ceremony, hosted by Jim Rosenthal and streamed on YouTube and Facebook.
Lewis Hamilton, seven-time Formula 1 world champion, record-breaking jockey Hollie Doyle and Premier League champions Liverpool FC are Sportsman, Sportswoman and Sports Team of the Year. The awards are voted for by SJA members.
SJA President Patrick Collins posthumously chose London Marathon co-founder Chris Brasher for his personal award.
The SJA Bill McGowran Trophy for male and female para athletes of the year was awarded to Sarah Storey, winner of three golds at the 2020 track cycling world championships, and Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid, wheelchair tennis doubles partnership, who completed the career grand slam with victory at the French Open.
The National Lottery gave their Spirit of Sport award to Kim Daybell, Polly Swann and Vicky Wright, who all stepped away from sport this year to serve on the frontline of the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.