BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Mary Peters wins Olympic pentathlon gold
Peters wins athletics gold in 1972
- From the section Sports Personality
In 1972, pentathlete Mary Peters won the Sports Personality of the Year after an outstanding Olympic Games performance.
She emerged victorious in the final event, the 200m, and claimed the title by one tenth of a second.
Peters also represented Northern Ireland at every Commonwealth games between 1958 and 1974.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.