BMX star 'humbled' by mention during BBC sports awards
BMX star Liam Phillips says he was "humbled" to get
a mention during last night's BBC Sports Personality of the Year
- who became BMX world champion in July - was shown in the audience
and given a mention during Sunday's live show on BBC1.
tweeted afterwards: "Never thought BMX or I would get any
recognition at tonight's BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
So humbled! Amazing for the sport."
- who helped to switch on Burnham's Christmas lights last month
- has been an active member of Burnham BMX Club since the age
of four and represented Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
and 2012 London Olympics. He is a former pupil of Berrow School
and Highbridge's King Alfred School.