Who is Nick Skelton? Sports Personality of the Year 2016 shortlist

The 58-year-old equestrian finally claimed gold at his seventh Olympic Games

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Sports Personality of the Year 2016 nominees: Nick Skelton

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Age: 58

Twitter: @Skeltonspoty

2016 highlight: Became Britain’s second-oldest Olympic gold medallist in his seventh Games, when he won individual showjumping gold at the age of 58

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The rider had initially retired from the sport after falling and breaking his neck in two places. But having returned to showjumping, he finally took gold on his horse Big Star, “the best horse I am ever likely to have”.