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Livingston speed skater Elise Christie is one of 12 people shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 award.

Christie is the only Scot amongst the nominees and the short-track specialist has been rewarded after becoming the first European woman to win the 1000m, 1500m and overall gold at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships earlier this year in the Netherlands.

She also grabbed a bronze in the 3000m event to mark a sensational comeback story, having questioned her future in the sport following three disqualifications at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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The 27-year-old won her first gold medal of the season with gold in South Korea last week.

A delighted Christie tweeted: “WOW!! What an honour and a privilege to be shortlisted for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017! Amazing year, amazing support – thank you!! #SPOTY #TeamEC”

The other nominees for the award, which will be decided by a public vote and broadcast live on the BBC on December 17 are: Anthony Joshua (boxing), Lewis Hamilton (Formula One), Chris Froome (cycling), Mo Farah (athletics), Adam Peaty (swimming), Jonathan Rea (motorcycling), Anya Shrubsole (cricket), Harry Kane (football), Jonnie Peacock (paralympics), Johanna Konta (tennis) and Bianca Walkden (taekwondo).



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