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Glasgow Sports Person of the Year Winners Announced

04/03/2015

GLASGOW SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Swimmer Ross Murdoch, boxer Charlie Flynn and the stars of Team Scotland from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were among the winners at the 2014 Sports Person of the Year Awards.

Murdoch who swept to gold in the 200 metre breaststroke at last summer’s Games won Sports Person of the Year, while Team Scotland won the Leader’s Special Award in recognition of their record-breaking 53 medal haul. Flynn, who captured the hearts of the nation after his gold medal and subsequent TV interview, landed the Lord Provost’s Award.

Other winners included karate star James Coulter (Young Sports Person of the Year) and badminton phenomenon Kristy Gilmour (Glasgow Athlete of the Year). Kristy's award was presented by Sir Menzies Campbell who was the winner of the very same award and trophy 50 years ago.

Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council and the Chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor Archie Graham, said: “Ross Murdoch has had a remarkable year setting a number of Scottish and British records before stealing the show at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during Glasgow’s Games.

He swept to victory in the 200metre breaststroke in a time of 2:07.30, a new British and Commonwealth Games Record. I don’t think any of us will ever forget his smile when he realised the magnitude of his achievement. It didn’t just light up Tollcross, it lit up an entire country.”

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Team Scotland were the undoubted stars of the best ever Commonwealth Games, helping inspire a nation with a string of incredible performances. The pressure was on like never before, but they were determined to rise to the challenge.

“A record haul of 53 medals – 19 gold, 15 silver and 19 bronze – ensured Team Scotland’s place in the history books. But it wasn’t just about the medals, it was about their pride, their passion, their will to deliver for the home crowd. Each and every one of them contributed to an unbelievable summer of sport.”  

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty said: “Charlie enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame during 2014. He was one of the stars of the Commonwealth Games, capturing the hearts of the Scottish public with a series of world-class performances. And then there was that incredible post-fight interview.

“But away from the smiles and laughs no one will ever forget how Charlie used that interview to thank his mum and dad for the role they played in helping him achieve his gold medal dream. The Mail Man well and truly delivered during Glasgow’s Games and is a deserved winner.”

 

Category

Winner

Evening Times Glasgow Young Sports Person

James Coulter

Glasgow Primary Sports School of the Year

Oakgrove Primary School

Glasgow Secondary Sports School of the Year

Whitehill Secondary School

Evening Times Glasgow Disabled Athlete of the Year

Robert Conway

Glasgow Club of the Year

Glasgow Riderz /

Garscube Harriers

Evening Times Glasgow Volunteer of the Year

Maria Gibson

Leader's Special Award

Team Scotland

Service to Sport Lifetime Achievement

Gordon McCormack

Glasgow Team of the Year

Glasgow City FC

Glasgow Student Athlete of the Year

Laura Muir

Glasgow Coach of the Year

Marius Gherman

Glasgow Athlete of the Year

Kirsty Gilmour

Lord Provost’s Award

Charlie Flynn

Sports Person of the Year

Ross Murdoch

 

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