Olympic 10,000-metre champion Mo Farah had one fellow athlete on his mind after he finished his 5,000-metre heat yesterday.
‘It was like being in the ring with Anthony Ogogo!’ said Farah, ‘As soon as they saw me there was a lot of barging and pushing. I’m the smallest or something.’
Coincidently it was Mo Farah who had inspired Anthony to a comfortable victory over the talented and hard punching German Stefan Haertel. Ogogo won the bout 15-10 to secure a guaranteed place on the podium.
Here’s Amir Khan’s nomination video from last night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards. Shortlisted alongside the likes of winner Mark Cavendish, runners up Darren Clarke and Mo Farah, and a host of other sport stars, Khan was commended for a year that saw him unify and then lose his light-welterweight titles. Oscar De La Hoya calls him a future pound-for-pound champ and the Bolton man promises a big year in 2012.
Bolton boxer Amir Khan has been named as one of 10 nominees for the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.