Hyman amazed at awards list

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FORMER Sports Personality of the Year winner Dorothy Hyman has admitted her surprise that no women made the shortlist for the award.

Hyman, aged 70, from Barnsley, won the prize in 1963 when she was the world’s best sprinter.

A silver medallist at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, she said: “I was very surprised. However, if someone had said name a woman who should be on it I may have struggled a little bit. In this day and age, though, I’m amazed no one noticed there wasn’t a woman on the list.”