Eloquent, assured, amusing and entertaining.
The winners of the British Sports Awards were all of the above at the 2019 edition sponsored by the National Lottery.
The SJA’s wise and witty master of ceremonies, Jim Rosenthal, was mightily impressed by the award winners as were the 400 plus guests at the Pavilion by the Tower of London on Thursday.
Here’s a clip from Leeds world champion boxer Josh Warrington, whose ambition was a British title and “if I could get a house deposit and a car on the drive that would be a bonus’.
Ellen White talks about playing in front of a full house at Wembley and scoring.
A message from Sportsman of the Year, Ben Stokes
And a wonderful tribute to Vikki Orvice from Sportswoman of the Year, Dina Asher-Smith
“Sport is more than winning even though we are a winning family” – Tracey Neville
Our Sport for Social Change award, sponsored by Oaks, attracted a huge entry this year. Here are the winners, Salaam Peace, born out of the London bombings.
Talking of inspirational people, para-athlete Aled Davies reveals he wants to compete in more able-bodied shot put events.
Ashley Giles on England men’s one-day World Cup team – “My job over the last 10 months has been to make sure we didn’t drop the ball.”
And Katarina Johnson-Thompson shows her appreciation from afar.
Sky pundit Nasser Hussain took one look at Jofra Archer and “knew immediately what the fuss was all about”.
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold on the importance of spirit in sport
Horse trainer extraordinaire on Enabled and Frankie Dettori