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Dan Carter gets the vote after world domination

By Sam Buckett

The public have crowned New Zealand rugby union superstar Dan Carter as BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year after the award was decided by a public vote for the first time.

Carter was voted the winner from a strong shortlist, selected by the Sports Personality of the Year panel, which also included Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic, Katie Ledecky, Jordan Spieth and Serena Williams.

The Racing 92 fly-half won the World Rugby Player of the Year award for the third time after his performances helped New Zealand win the World Cup.

He was man-of-the-match in the final, scoring 19 points to lead the All Blacks to a 34-17 win over Australia.

Carter says: "I'm thrilled to have been voted BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year by the UK public.

"It's been an incredible year for me on British soil and the support has been phenomenal," he adds.

"It was an incredibly competitive shortlist and I'm honoured to have been recognised alongside these great sportsmen and women from around the world," Carter says.

The BBC Sports Personality ceremony is at the SSE Arena in Belfast tomorrow night.

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