Flint’s Jade Jones shortlisted for BBC Wales sports personality of the year 2015
Flintshire’s Jade Jones is one of eight contenders nominated for the prestigious BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2015 award – the list has been revealed today, Tuesday, November 24.
Jade from Flint clinched a gold medal in October at the WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series in Manchester beating fierce rival Eva Calvo Gomez, her first tournament win on home soil since London 2012
The European Games gold medallist and World Grand Prix winner has already cemented her place in the Great Britain team for the Rio Olympics next year.
The Wales Sport Awards 2015 event is a partnership between BBC Wales and Sport Wales brings together a wide range of awards – including the Sport Wales Coach of the Year and Team of the Year – and the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award.
The award will be decided by public vote with the winner announced at the Wales Sport Awards 2015 on Monday, December 7, at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff.
Public voting, by phone and text, opens on Monday, November 30 until Saturday, December 5, full details on how to vote will be released on Monday on bbc.co.uk/sportwales
The BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year shortlist has been decided from an extensive list of the top sportspeople from 2015 by an expert panel, other contenders are:
Wales and Real Madrid footballer GARETH BALE, whose goals helped take Wales to Euro 2016
Ospreys and Wales Rugby Union international DAN BIGGAR who had a stand-out Rugby World Cup and Six Nations
Discus and Shot Put Double World Champion and Record holder, Paralympian ALED SION DAVIES
The new IBF World Featherweight Champion who also defended his title this year, boxer LEE SELBY
Back from injury to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, triathlete NON STANFORD
Classic winner and career-best Tour de France finisher, cyclist GERAINT THOMAS
Wales and Swansea City football captain ASHLEY WILLIAMS who led his country to next year’s European Finals.
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