1987: Whitbread wins after Rome gold

In 1987, athlete Fatima Whitbread was named Sports Personality of the Year after winning a gold medal at the Rome World Championships.

At the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, she won the silver medal behind rival Petra Felke, who had broken the world record to win.

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.

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