Dina Asher-Smith received one final accolade for her record-breaking year after finishing third at the 2019 BBC Sports personality of the Year awards.
Team England’s sprint queen secured her place in history when she became the first British woman to win a global sprint title at this summer’s World Athletics Championships in Doha.
Asher-Smith finished third in the public vote for this year’s top award behind overall winner Ben Stokes and runner-up Lewis Hamilton.
Also nominated for the main prize was Team England heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson who added World Championship gold to the Commonwealth title she won in 2018.
For Asher-Smith it caps off a remarkable year in which she won her first world title over 200m in a national record of 21.88s.
Besides also winning 100m silver in another British record time of 10.83s and 4x100m silver, she also became the Diamond League 100m champion, beating Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in Brussels.
It represents the first time Asher-Smith has made into the top three at the Sports personality awards having also been nominated a finalist at last year’s ceremony.
This year has also been one to remember for Johnson-Thompson who ends 2019 as the World heptathlon champion and indoor European pentathlon gold medallist.
At the World Championships in Doha Johnson-Thompson eclipsed Jessica Ennis-Hill’s British heptathlon record with four PBs across the seven events.
Setting a tally of 6981 points, she defeated Belgium’s Nafi Thiam, the reigning OIympic, World and European champion, to collect her second global title after winning gold at last year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.