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Who is Australia’s sports personality of the year?

World No.1 Ash Barty and cricket superstar Ellyse Perry lead a stellar list of Australian athletes as finalists for the annual AIS Sport Performance Awards popular vote in 2019, with Australian fans to decide the winners.

The Australian Institute of Sport, in partnership with ABC Grandstand, is calling on the Australian public to determine the ABC Sport Personality of the Year and the Best Sporting Moment of the past 12-months, which will be announced at the AIS Sport Performance Awards at The Star, Sydney on Tuesday 10 December.

Fresh from securing the year end world No.1 ranking and about to lead Australia’s Fed Cup hopes in Perth, Barty features in the short-list of finalists for both Australia’s most popular sporting individual and the award for most inspirational moment that defined 2019.

Perry is also in the mix across the two categories with an outstanding individual performance during Australia’s successful Ashes campaign as the leading run scorer and wicket taker of the series.

Now in its sixth year, the AIS Sport Performance Awards recognise Australia’s leading athletes, teams and coaches, and celebrate their outstanding achievements in high performance sport.

AIS CEO Peter Conde says the public choice award categories give Australian sporting fans the opportunity to become involved in the prestigious event and get behind their favourite athlete or team.

ABC SPORT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Ash Barty (Tennis)
Sally Fitzgibbons (Surfing)
Hannah Green (Golf)
Ariarne Titmus (Swimming)
Ellyse Perry (Cricket)
Patty Mills (Basketball)
Dylan Alcott (Wheelchair-Tennis)
Nat Fyfe (AFL)
James Tedesco (Rugby League)
Scotty James (Snowboard)
Caleb Ewan (Cycling)
Steve Smith (Cricket)

Who do you think should win the sports personality of the year?

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Gee, this is like being asked to name your favourite child. At the risk of being accused of getting splinters in my bum, I'll just comment that each of them will be a most worthy winner when it is announced. Good luck to all of them.

 As a professional all rounder Sally Fitzgibbons goes to the top of the list in my opinion. Yep, surfing is my sport and Sally is someone I admire. That's not to say the others are not high up there too, especially Ash Barty - like her attitude, good sports person.

Photo: WWOS - Sally doing her thing!

 

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What a decision. So many achievements and great sportsmanship examples. Dylan Alcott is a favourite of mine, as are Ash Barty, Ellyse Perry and Caleb Ewan. All too hard for me LOL.

Ash Barty is the best.

With apologies to Karl Marx, sport is the opiate of morons.

Ash for lovely behaviour on and off the court! 

As a keen cyclist myself, I would put Caleb Ewan first, however Ash Barty is a great favourite, hard worker and top youngster, so I believe she might take it away.

All deserve accolades and good luck to them.

If it's an INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE award, then Steve Smith gets my vote. If it's Sports PERSONALITY of the year award, then its Ash Barty. 

If it were up to me Dylan Alcott OAM. Dylan is a wheelchair basketballer, wheelchair tennis player, radio host and motivational speaker. Alcott was a member of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team. At 28 years old and physically challenged, he is an inspiration.

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I have great admiration for Ash Barty and Perth girl Hannah Green..both excellent sportswomen.

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Source: Fox Sports

All very worthy and no argument from me whoever is nominated. However i would have liked to see Sam kerr on the list, about to sign for Chelsea and Australias most valuable player by far.

All very worthy and no argument from me whoever is nominated. However i would have liked to see Sam kerr on the list, about to sign for Chelsea and Australias most valuable player by far.

I was going to say Ash Barty but my girl missed out recently in Perth. Hope that makes no difference, great example of a sports person, good luck Ash!

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Credit: Perth Now

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