Sportsmen and Sportswomen of 2012 from Around the World

 A list of some of the winners of awards as the best sportsmen and sportswomen of 2012 from different countries. I have also included a brief note of their achievements in 2012.

Sergio Martinez (Boxer) current The Ring, Lineal, and WBC Middleweight Champion

AIS Athlete of the Year –
Alicia Coutts (Swimming) (5 medals -1 gold at the Olympics)
and Tom Slingsby (Sailing) Won the Men’s Laser Gold Medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the World Championships

Tom Boonen cycling won several big races including Paris–Roubaix and Tour of Flanders
Evi Van Acker sailing won the bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition in the Laser Radial class,
Best team – Belgium national hockey team (5th at Olympics) 

Arthur Zanetti (Gymnastics) won the gold medal on rings exercise at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Sheilla Castro (Volleyball) won the gold medal and the Most Valuable Player and Best Scorer awards in the 2012 FIVB Club World Championship. Gpld medal at the Olympics.

Kubrat Pulev (Boxing) currently holds the EBU Heavyweight title and the IBF International Heavyweight title.

Christine Sinclair, a soccer player who led the Canadian team to a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Ryder Hesjedal, named the victor after winning the Giro d’Italia, becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour event

Giovanni Cernogoraz Competing in shotgun events, he won the Olympic gold medal in men’s trap
Sandra Perkovic discus thrower, reigning European and Olympic champion.
Men – Croatia national water polo team (Olympic champions)
Women – Croatia national handball team

Czech Republic
Barbora Spotakova  Olympic javelin champion
Team – Czech Republic Davis Cup team (won the Cup)

Lasse Norman Hansen – cyclist .He won the gold medal in the omnium event at the 2012 London Olympics

Teddy Riner (Judo) Olympic gold at heavyweight
Camille Muffat swimmer, three-time Olympic medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she won gold in the 400-meter freestyle

Robert Harting. Olympic discus champion.
Magdalena Neuner. World Cup champion at biathlon and double gold at World championships.

Dániel Gyurta swimming Olympic champion at 399m breaststroke and set world record.
Éva Risztov swimming Olympic champion in open water swimming.
Men’s K-2 (Rudolf Dombi & Roland Kökény) Olympic canoeing champions.

Vijay Kumar Shooting – won an Olympic silver medal
Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling – won Olympic bronze medal

Katie Taylor Boxing Olympic gold medalist

Shinnosuke Abe -Baseball. Achieved the batting double crown in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball League

Maris Štrombergs Olympic gold at BMX cycling
Ineta Radevica 4th in the Olympics at Long Jump

Bojana Popovic,Katarina Bulatovic Members of the Euorpean champion and Olympic silver medal winning Handball team.

Epke Zonderland gymnastics
Olympic gold medalist in the high bar
Ranomi Kromowidjojo Swimming gold in the 50 m freestyle and 100 m freestyle at the 2012 Olympics

Tora Berger Biathlon 3 golds at world championships

Justyna Kowalczyk cross-country skiing 2ns in world cup

Judo Urška Žolnir Olympic champion
Anže Kopitar Ice hockey Stanley Cup winner with LA Kings

Lisa Norden – Triathlon. Olympic silver medalist. She is also the winner of the 2012 Triathlon World Series.

Roger Federer tennis – Wimbledon champion
Nicola Spirig triathlon – Olymic champion

United Kingdom
Bradley Wiggins – cycling Tour de France and Olympics winner
Jessica Ennis – Olympic heptathlon champion
Team of the Year – Olympics Team GB and Paralympic GB

Northern Ireland
Rory McIlroy – US PGA golf winner

Jade Jones -Olympic Taekwondo champion.

Associated Press
Michael Phelps Swimming – 4 Olympic golds
Gabby Douglas Gymnastics – Two Olympic golds including the all-round title.

Sports Illustrated
LeBron James basketball NBA MVP, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist

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