Last night, the Duchess of Cambridge, on her first official outing since her pregnancy was announced, presented Bradley Wiggins with the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award for 2012. It was a much deserved win for Wiggo who not only took home gold at the Olympics this summer but also won the Tour de France. K-Middy glowed in a gorgeous full-length Alexander McQueen bottle green gown as she represented both the royal family and her husband who had played a keen role in securing the London 2012 Olympic bid.
But the presenting honours didn’t just fall to HRH. In fact, you couldn’t wish for a more dapper assistant than one Mr David Beckham. After giving a heartfelt speech, Becks and Kate presented Seb Coe with the Lifetime Achievement Award before announcing that Andy Murray had taken third place (presenting himself with his award after Lennox Lewis missed his cue in a live link from a training session in Miami) and that gold-winning heptathlete Jessica Ennis took second place.
With the London 2012 Olympics taking place this summer, it’s fair to say it’s been an epic year for British sport and the winner of Sports Personality of the Year was very hotly contested indeed. But it wasn’t just our Olympians and Paralympians who reigned supreme. Let’s take a look at the top seven sporting moments of 2012…
1. Mo Farah Wins Gold In The 5,000 and 10,000 Metres
Mo took the double at the London 2012 Olympics by winning gold in the men's 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres. It meant we got to do the 'Mobot' all summer long...
2. Bradley Wiggins Wins The Tour De France
It's fair to say his TDF win firmly put cycling back on the map this year. And his award last night was much deserved because he's a genuinely cool and funny bloke - did you hear him calling Sue Barker 'Susan' all the way through his introduction? Dude.
3. Europe Wins The Ryder Cup
We're still not entirely sure we quite understand how the golf championship between Europe and the USA really works. But, even we became engrossed when what looked like a sure victory for Team America was putted out from underneath them by the boys in blue. Europe took home the Ryder Cup and we all had an urge to play some crazy golf. You can still do that in heels, right?!
4. Ellie Simmonds Takes Home Gold, Silver and Bronze
She was the poster girl for the London 2012 Paralympics and boy, did she deliver. 18 year old Ellie took home two gold, a silver and a bronze medal in the S6 category which shows that the 18 hours training she does a week really paid off. Although she didn't win last night, she was Tom Daley's top pick for the award...
5. Andy Murray Wins The US Open
After being defeated in the Wimbledon finals, Andy became the first British man to win a tennis grand slam title in 76 years. Oh, and did we mention he took home gold at the Olympics in the Men's Singles? Did someone say champ?
6. Jessica Ennis Wins The Women's Heptathlon at the Olympics
The poster girl for the Olympics had the weight of the world on her shoulders as she attempted to take the gold medal in the women's heptathlon in front of a home crowd. We had no doubt she'd be victorious and the Sheffield lass made sure she finished in style...
7. Manchester City Win The Premier League
Ok, we know someone always wins the premier league but no-one could have predicted the finish to the 2011/2012 football season. Back in May, with barely seconds to go, Manchester City scored the winning goal against QPR to win the match and the league title. The score was already at 2-2 and due to the position and results of other teams and matches playing that day, they had to win to secure the top spot. Or so we've been told. Anyway, they seemed pretty happy about it.
Now you've had a look at ours, why don't you tell us your favourite sporting moments of 2012...