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Gymnast Jessica Gadirova is named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2022

Gymnast Jessica Gadirova is named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2022 – after dazzling on the red carpet with her twin sister Jennifer

Gymnast Jessica Gadirova was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2022 on Wednesday night. 

The athlete, 18, looked elated as she stood on the stage with her accolade at the event – held at Dock10 Studios in Manchester. 

Earlier in the night she joined her twin Jennifer as they both dazzled in matching dresses on the red carpet. 

Amazing! Gymnast Jessica Gadirova was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2022 on Wednesday night

Congratulations: The athlete, 18, looked elated as she stood on the stage with her accolade at the event - held at Dock10 Studios in Manchester

Congratulations: The athlete, 18, looked elated as she stood on the stage with her accolade at the event – held at Dock10 Studios in Manchester

Jessica wowed in a silver halterneck dress that had a dramatic thigh-split and was teamed with strappy silver shoes. 

She wore her dark tresses swept up in a bun and had tendrils falling prettily around her face while opting for a glamorous makeup look.

Beside her her sister Jennifer looked sensational in a matching glitzy red dress which she teamed with a black handbag and gold hoop earrings.

The pair looked in great spirits as they posed together ahead of making their way into the awards ceremony. 

Happy with that: She looked in great spirits as she looked down at her award while on the stage

Happy with that: She looked in great spirits as she looked down at her award while on the stage 

Glamorous: Earlier in the night she joined her twin Jennifer as they both dazzled in matching dresses as they arrived at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2022 on Wednesday

Glamorous: Earlier in the night she joined her twin Jennifer as they both dazzled in matching dresses as they arrived at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2022 on Wednesday

Arrivals: The athletes, both 18, looked great for the event - where Jessica won her award - held at Dock10 Studios in Wednesday

Arrivals: The athletes, both 18, looked great for the event – where Jessica won her award – held at Dock10 Studios in Wednesday

Accolade: Jessica with the Young Sports Personality of the year Award alongside Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (right) during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2022

Accolade: Jessica with the Young Sports Personality of the year Award alongside Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (right) during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2022

The event comes after Jessica was named in the shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year after a stellar 2022. 

Jessica was joined on the shortlist by England cricket captain Ben Stokes, snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan, footballer Beth Mead, curler Eve Muirhead and runner Jake Wightman.

The awards ceremony will celebrate the last 12 months of sport, with the main award being judged by public vote. 

Yay! Jessica receives the Young Sports Personality of the year Award from Natasha Jonas

Yay! Jessica receives the Young Sports Personality of the year Award from Natasha Jonas

Happy: Jessica wowed in a silver halterneck dress that had a dramatic thigh-split and was teamed with strappy silver shoes

Happy: Jessica wowed in a silver halterneck dress that had a dramatic thigh-split and was teamed with strappy silver shoes

Glowing: She wore her dark tresses swept up in a bun and had tendrils falling prettily around her face while opting for a glamorous makeup look

Glowing: She wore her dark tresses swept up in a bun and had tendrils falling prettily around her face while opting for a glamorous makeup look

Amazing: Individually she is the 2022 World Champion on floor exercise as well as a two-time European champion on the event (2021 and 2022)

Amazing: Individually she is the 2022 World Champion on floor exercise as well as a two-time European champion on the event (2021 and 2022)

Young Sports Personality of the Year, Team and Coach of the Year, Unsung Hero and the Helen Rollason Award, will also be up for grabs.  

The 69th annual event will be presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott. 

Jessica represented Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the team event and was part of the silver medal-winning team at the 2022 World Championships. 

Big night: The pair looked in great spirits as they posed together ahead of making their way into the awards ceremony

Big night: The pair looked in great spirits as they posed together ahead of making their way into the awards ceremony

Well done: The event comes after Jessica was named in the shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year after a stellar 2022

Well done: The event comes after Jessica was named in the shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year after a stellar 2022

Snaps: The 69th annual event will be presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott

Snaps: The 69th annual event will be presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott

Achievements: Additionally she is the 2022 World and 2021 European all-around bronze medalist and the 2021 European vault silver medalist

Achievements: Additionally she is the 2022 World and 2021 European all-around bronze medalist and the 2021 European vault silver medalist

Individually she is the 2022 World Champion on floor exercise as well as a two-time European champion on the event (2021 and 2022). 

Additionally she is the 2022 World and 2021 European all-around bronze medalist and the 2021 European vault silver medalist.

She competed at the 2019 Junior World Championships alongside her twin sister, Jennifer.

Nice! Jessica represented Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the team event and was part of the silver medal-winning team at the 2022 World Championships

Nice! Jessica represented Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the team event and was part of the silver medal-winning team at the 2022 World Championships

All-black ensembles: The GB Gymnastics Team pose at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

All-black ensembles: The GB Gymnastics Team pose at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

Who is nominated for Sports Personality of the Year 2022?

Six contenders are up for the 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The nominees are:

  • Gymnast Jessica Gadirova
  • Footballer Beth Mead
  • Curling’s Eve Muirhead
  • Cricketer Ben Stokes
  • Snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan
  • Athlete Jake Wightman

Voting will open during the show on BBC One on December 21.

Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott will present the 69th annual awards.

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