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Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « on: December 17, 2012, 12:03 AM »
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In a show that celebrated a golden year in British sport,  Andy Murray finished a creditable third in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins, 32, who won the Tour de France as well as gold in the Olympic time trial, pipped heptathlete golden girl Jessica Ennis to the prestigious title.

Murray, who accepted his trophy from ex-boxer Lennox Lewis over videolink from his training base in Miami, was perhaps unlucky that his US Open and Olympic titles were overshadowed by other Olympic achievements.

Should he claim a slam title in 2013, a non-Olympic year, success in the BBC event will surely be much more likely.
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 12:06 AM »
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Wanna know who came third in 1997 when Greg Rusedski won. Ho ho ho.
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 04:05 AM »
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Nice for Andy - I think many suspected Wiggins would win. In any case, Andy was right up there, and for good reason!
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 06:53 AM »
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Congratulations to Wiggo, Jess, Andy and indeed them all.  clap clap clap
Watching it I thought what a fabulous year of sport we'd had and looks like being ended with a test victory in India, the first for years and years. yay
So glad Andy did so well in this special year too, shows that at last he's at last found his way into the hearts of the Great British Public. About time Rolling Eyes
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 07:10 AM »
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Wanna know who came third in 1997 when Greg Rusedski won. Ho ho ho.

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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 07:52 AM »
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Wanna know who came third in 1997 when Greg Rusedski won. Ho ho ho.

One of our greatest Olympians and well respected athletes Very Happy  goodjob
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 07:59 AM »
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 08:08 AM »
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Are you not even going to try and guess?

He's a Sir now and won consecutive golds at the Olympics from 1984 to 2000.
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 10:33 AM »
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According to the Daily Telegraph, of the 1.6 million votes cast Wiggins received 492,064 votes, finishing well clear of two other 2012 champions, runner-up Jessica Ennis, the heptathlon champion, on 372,765 and third-placed Andy Murray, the tennis gold medallist and US Open champion, who received 230,444.

That doesn't leave many votes split between the other 9, so Andy really did do quite well!!
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 01:55 PM »
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Are you not even going to try and guess?

He's a Sir now and won consecutive golds at the Olympics from 1984 to 2000.
Sir Steve. Surprised
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 01:56 PM »
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According to the Daily Telegraph, of the 1.6 million votes cast Wiggins received 492,064 votes, finishing well clear of two other 2012 champions, runner-up Jessica Ennis, the heptathlon champion, on 372,765 and third-placed Andy Murray, the tennis gold medallist and US Open champion, who received 230,444.

That doesn't leave many votes split between the other 9, so Andy really did do quite well!!
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Steven‏@GBtennis
 Re. those voting figure RTs - Andy got more votes this year than Cav got when he won SPOTY in 2011 (and 12x what he himself got last year)
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 04:53 PM »
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MH, in Andy's own words: "I'm getting closer"
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012, 05:25 PM »
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Dunno....I'm right there with ya Andy Wink... learned to ride a bike from around 3 yrs old at first attempt....still cant play tennis to save my granny tho .
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 07:35 PM »
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Sir Steve. Surprised

ahhhh thank you  Very Happy
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Re: Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award « Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 09:45 PM »
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I read there have been complaints from people unable to get through to vote for him. I never did on my landline despite endless attempts. Either engaged or told out of service. Andy did really well and so pleased he made top 3 and got an award. Came over really well in interview with 'susan' too.
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