Murray third in BBC Sports Personality award

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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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Wanna know who came third in 1997 when Greg Rusedski won. Ho ho ho.
December 17, 2012, 12:06 AM
By Grabcopy

Nice for Andy - I think many suspected Wiggins would win. In any case, Andy was right up there, and for good reason!
December 17, 2012, 04:05 AM
By janetx

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
December 17, 2012, 06:53 AM
By blueberryhill

Wanna know who came third in 1997 when Greg Rusedski won. Ho ho ho.

who   lol ?
December 17, 2012, 07:10 AM
By backhandslice

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
December 17, 2012, 07:52 AM
By Bevc

  WHO  ?
December 17, 2012, 07:59 AM
By backhandslice

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.
December 17, 2012, 08:08 AM
By Bevc

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!!
December 17, 2012, 10:33 AM
By FCR

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
December 17, 2012, 01:55 PM
By TheMadHatter

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!!
Also:

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)
December 17, 2012, 01:56 PM
By TheMadHatter

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