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07th Dec 2020

Katie Taylor nominated for prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Cassie Stokes

Come on Katie!

Katie Taylor has been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year World Sport Star award – one of the most prestigious awards in sport.

Six athletes have been put forward for the award including American NBA star LeBron James, MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, US golfer Dustin Johnson, French footballer Wendie Renard and Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis.

Taylor has defended her four world lightweight titles twice now and it’s brilliant to see she’s being consistently recognised for her incredible talent and dedication.

Katie Taylor

But despite Katie’s incredible sportsmanship, she’s got some tough competition.

LeBron James is responsible for leading the LA Lakers to their first NBA championship in 10 years, while Nurmagomedov has an unbeaten MMA record to 29-0 .

Johnson won the Masters, Renard is the captain of Lyon’s football team who lead them to Champions League victory for the fifth time in a row and, pole vaulter Duplantis broke the pole vault record twice in one month earlier this year.

The BBC said: “Whether it’s running a 5k in the living room on a treadmill, taking up a new sport to keep active in lockdown or entertaining the family with new sporting moves in the garden or inside the house, the moments can be shared on the BBC Sport website.”

“The BBC Sport website will show a selection of the moments submitted to celebrate all that has been achieved this year and they could also feature on our social media accounts or even in the show itself live on BBC One.”

You can cast your vote for our Katie over on the BBC Sport website now. Votes close on December 15.