With the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards just ten days away, Commonwealth Games Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Sun, is excited to announce the launch of the Sporting Moment of the Year 2016 public vote.
History makers, passion, emotion, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat – from the exploits of Andy and Jamie Murray in Davis Cup winning action to Laura Muir smashing the British and Commonwealth 1500m record on route to Diamond League victory in Paris, Scotland’s sporting stars have thrilled and inspired throughout the last year in an impressive array of sports.
Eleven top Scottish sporting moments have been shortlisted by our judges, with the winner to be determined by an online public vote. The award will go to the sporting performance over the last 12 months that has captured the hearts of the nation.
Scotland Rugby Sevens’ dramatic last second win over South Africa to lift their first ever World Series title at Twickenham, Gary Anderson retaining his PDC World Darts Championship crown, Ricky Burns taking a third world boxing title over three different weights and Hibernian’s last minute goal to clinch their first Scottish Cup title in 114 years were standout moments. Also in the running are a host of incredible performances from the Scots on Team GB in Rio, led by the incredible feat of Heather Stanning maintaining a five year winning streak with Helen Glover to take gold, Katherine Grainger making history as the most decorated British female Olympian of all time and the silver medal winning Men’s 4x200m Freestyle relay, where four of the five swimmers over heat and final were Scots.
Each of these moments has made Scotland proud, but which deserves to take the title of Sporting Moment of the Year 2016?
Register your vote at: http://www.scottishsportsawards.scot/vote.html
Voting will close at 23.59 on Sunday 25 September with the winner to be revealed at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards on Wednesday 28 September.