Hill wins TV popularity vote

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The Independent Online

Damon Hill, the world motor-racing champion, was last night named BBC Television Sports Personality of the Year for 1996 Hill, 36, beat off strong competition from rower Steve Redgrave, who finished second and also won the Team of the Year award with partner Matthew Pinsent, and Frankie Dettori, the jockey, who was third

Hill also won the coveted award two years ago after he missed out on the world championship to Michael Schumacher by one point

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