Ash Barty has been named the Sports Personality of the Year at the Australian Institute of Sport Awards.
Over 35,000 votes were cast, with voters admiring Barty’s fairplay, grace and humility, as well as her exceptional all-court game.
The world number one also took out two other awards; the Female Athlete of the Year award and Sporting Moment of the Year.
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Barty says it’s an honour knowing the community voted for her.
“I love to engage with the fans and I love to engage with the public in Australia.
“I feel like we have the best sporting vibe in the world, we are a sporting nation, we love it, I love it, I love all sport.
“So to be able to get this recognition from the public is amazing,” Barty said.
🏆🎾🙌👏#ASPAs | WOW!! Congratulations to @ashbarty for winning the @abcgrandstand Sports Personality of the Year People’s Choice Award voted by the public! #theAIS #HighPerformance #Awards #Celebration #Tennis pic.twitter.com/V7hFsGTWCB
— Australian Institute of Sport (@theAIS) December 10, 2019
Snowboarder Scotty James has been named men’s athlete of the year.
For a full list of AIS sports performance award winners, click here.