Who is Max Whitlock? Sports Personality of the Year 2016 shortlist

Britain's first ever winner of a gymnastic gold medal took Rio 2016 by storm – can he do the same in the BBC awards ceremony?

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Sports Personality of the Year 2016 nominees: Max Whitlock

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Age: 23

Twitter: @maxwhitlock1

2016 highlight: Winning two Olympic gold medals in one day at Rio 2016, taking home individual floor and pommel horse titles – the first time Britain has ever won a gymnastics gold medal. He also earned bronze in the Rio 2016 all-around tournament

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His first Olympic gymnastics gold came in the men’s floor. 90 minutes later, he beat team-mate Louis Smith to take gold on the men’s pommel horse.

Watch Max Whitlock’s Rio 2016 highlights

Sports Personality of the Year 2016: who will win?

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Nicola
Adams

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Gareth
Bale

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Alistair
Brownlee

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Sophie
Christiansen

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Kadeena
Cox

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Mo
Farah

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Jason
Kenny

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Laura
Kenny

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Andy
Murray

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Adam
Peaty

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Kate
Richardson-Walsh

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Nick
Skelton

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Sarah
Storey

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Jamie
Vardy

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Max
Whitlock

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Danny
Willett