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Vote now for a BBC’s Overseas Sports Personality of a Year 2015.

The endowment recognises a abroad contestant who has done a many estimable grant to competition this year and, for a initial time in a history, will be motionless by your vote.

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The opinion is UK only, and we can usually expel one vote. You have until Friday, 11 Dec during 12:00 GMT, and a leader will be announced forward of a categorical awards uncover in Belfast.

But who are a contenders? In alphabetical order, they are:

Usain Bolt (athletics)

Age: 29

Country: Jamaica

Achievements in 2015: Usain Bolt enjoyed another stellar year in a large competitions, winning 3 bullion medals during a World Championships in Beijing to safeguard he successfully shielded a contingent of titles he won in Moscow in 2013.

He kick doping delinquent and transparent favourite Justin Gatlin in both a 100m and 200m – finale a American’s 28-race dominant run in a former in a time of 9.79 seconds.

Did we know? Bolt has won a Overseas endowment 3 times – a record he binds with tennis star Roger Federer and fighting fable Muhammad Ali.

What they said: “Usain Bolt was challenged in Beijing some-more than he has been during any time during his career. Put on tip of that a weight of ‘saving a sport’ that was placed on his shoulders, it means that a vigour was there. we have to give him so many credit for his performance.” Eight-time universe champion Michael Johnson.

Dan Carter (rugby union)

Age: 33

Country: New Zealand

Achievements in 2015: The All Blacks became a initial side to win uninterrupted Rugby World Cups when they kick Australia in a stirring final during Twickenham in October.

Carter scored 19 points in a final and was named male of a match, completing a glorious particular contest in that he kicked 23 conversions, 10 penalties and dual drop-goals.

Did we know? Carter is rugby’s all-time heading points scorer, with 1,598 from his 112 Tests.

What they said: “Dan Carter will be series one in a pantheon. Clearly series one.” Australia’s World Cup-winning outside-half Stephen Larkham, when asked who is a biggest ever fly-half.

Novak Djokovic (tennis)

Age: 28

Country: Serbia

Achievements in 2015: It has been a many successful year to date for a universe series one in tennis, with victories during a Australian Open, Wimbledon and a US Open. He also reached a final of a French Open.

In total, he has won 11 titles in 2015 – a career best – and his record of winning 3 Grand Slams and reaching a final in a other has not been matched given Roger Federer managed it in 2006 and 2007.

Did we know? Djokovic was speckled as a six-year-old by former Yugoslav tennis actor Jelena Gencic during Mount Kopaonik, where Djokovic’s relatives ran a fast-food restaurant.

What they said: “As a singular season, we consider Djokovic’s is a best given Rod Laver in 1969.” Former French Open men’s doubles leader Patrick McEnroe compares Djokovic’s achievements with those of Laver, who won a calendar-year Grand Slam in 1969.

Katie Ledecky (swimming)

Age: 18

Country: USA

Achievements in 2015: Ledecky has had an implausible year, a prominence being 5 bullion medals and dual universe annals during a 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

The Olympic bullion medallist won bullion in a 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyles and a 4x200m relay. Only Ledecky’s compatriot Missy Franklin has won some-more universe titles.

Did we know? Ledecky became a initial swimmer to win L’Equipe newspaper’s Champion of Champions endowment in 2014. Previous winners embody Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt and Lionel Messi.

What they said: “Every time Katie gets in a H2O [it’s like] ‘hey, we’ll usually give a universe record a shot tonight’. Why not? It doesn’t even demeanour like she’s respirating hard. It’s usually unbelievable.” American swimmer Michael Phelps, who is a many flashy Olympian of all time.

Jordan Spieth (golf)

Age: 22

Country: USA

Achievements in 2015: In a space of usually 71 days, Spieth went from a earnest immature golfer to one who had created himself into story by winning both a Masters and a US Open – a attainment achieved by usually 5 other golfers.

He was tied for fourth during The Open and runner-up to Jason Day during a USPGA, though finished a year by winning a £7.5m Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Did we know? Spieth became a youngest leader of a US Open given Bobby Jones in 1923.

What they said: “He’s a decrepit maestro during 21 years old. Jordan is so over his years. we like all about a immature man. He’s polite. He’s humble. He handles himself so well, on and off a golf course. And he’s apparently a smashing player.” Jack Nicklaus, who binds a record for a many vital victories (18).

Serena Williams (tennis)

Age: 34

Country: USA

Achievements in 2015: Serena Williams is now her country’s many flashy womanlike tennis actor after winning a Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon during 2015 – she reached a semi-final in a other Grand Slam, a US Open.

She has now won 21 career Slams, overtaking compatriots Helen Wills Moody (19), Chris Evert (18) and Billie Jean King (18), and sits usually one feat behind Steffi Graf’s modern-day record of 22 wins.

Did we know? Serena Williams has been ranked as a universe series one for 268 weeks – usually Graf (377) and Martina Navratilova (332) have spent longer during a tip of a rankings.

What they said: “Serena is a biggest to ever play a diversion when she is on [form]. Martina Navratilova would try to do something that people don’t do, that would be to conflict her. we would contend she wouldn’t have a lot of success. If they played 10 times, maybe she could win a couple. we consider it would be tough to win a infancy for sure.” Tennis fable John McEnroe discusses who would win if Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova played any other during their peaks.

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Who put together this shortlist?

This year, a row consisted of:

  • Dame Mary Peters (1972 Olympic pentathlon champion)
  • Maggie Alphonsi (England women’s Rugby World Cup winner)
  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson (11-time Paralympic bullion medallist)
  • Jermaine Jenas (former England general footballer)
  • Hazel Irvine (BBC Sport presenter)
  • Baroness Sue Campbell (Chair of a Youth Sport Trust)
  • Cliff Hayes (associate conduct of competition calm during a Sun)
  • Tim Hallissey (head of competition during a Times)
  • Ian Prior (head of competition during a Guardian and Observer)
  • Barbara Slater (BBC executive of sport)
  • Philip Bernie (BBC conduct of TV sport)
  • Carl Doran (Sports Personality of a Year executive editor).

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