Andy Murray wins Sports Personality of the Year

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was tonight named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013.

Great Britain's Andy Murray after winning Wimbledon. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The 26-year-old, who ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's singles champion at Wimbledon this year, was presented with the famous trophy by former tennis star Martina Navratilova after topping the public vote.

The Scot, who was overwhelming favourite to win the prize, beat British and Irish Lions rugby union player Leigh Halfpenny who finished second and horse-racing jockey AP McCoy in third place.

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Andy Murray named Sports Personality of the Year

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was tonight named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013.