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Search is on for county’s sports star of 2012

Is Andrew Triggs Hodge your Yorkshire Sports Star of 2012?

Or is it one of his fellow gold medallists – triathlon legend Alistair Brownlee or heptathlon sensation Jessica Ennis, historic boxer Nicola Adams or dominant cyclist Ed Clancy?

There were so many Olympic heroes from the White Rose it is hard to keep up with them all.

Or do the achievements of Kevin Sinfield in leading Leeds Rhinos to world and domestic titles mark him out as your sports star of the year?

What about Jonny Bairstow, for his exploits with England, or Joe Root for firing Yorkshire to promotion and Twenty20 finals day and then muscling in on the international set-up?

Was Gary Mills’s accomplishment in steering York City back into the Football League, and to a Wembley FA Trophy triumph as well, better than all of the above?

Or does Hannah Cockroft deserve the accolade for her heroics in the Paralympics?

We have not even got to Jonny Marray yet, Sheffield’s tennis ace, who went from journeyman to historic Wimbledon champion in the space of two memorable weeks.

What about Tom Sykes, Huddersfield’s World Superbikes star, or the exploits of horse racing’s Harry Haynes, who recorded his first Cheltenham Festival victory, or Richard Fahey, for landing his first Group One in Britain?

Last week, the Yorkshire Post launched its 2012 Sports Star of the Year awards and we want you to get involved to decide who deserves the accolade.

Already in the first week of the competition we have been inundated with your nominations for the person who most captured your imagination in this most remarkable of sporting years.

Sift through the achievements of the men and women of the White Rose and there is a whole host of candidates and potential winners from a broad cross-section of sport.

A fantastic prize of a day working with our team of sports writers awaits if you correctly nominate the winner of the 2012 Yorkshire Post Sports Star of the Year.

Our champion will be the one who receives the most nominations from you, our readers. Each nomination counts as a vote.

The winner of the reader’s grand prize will be chosen at random from those who nominate the eventual winner.

The criterion is Yorkshire-born or raised sportsmen and women, or people who play for Yorkshire clubs or live and train in the county, who have achieved significantly over the past 12 months.

The closing date is Monday, December 17, at noon and our Yorkshire Sports Star 2012 will be revealed following a week-long countdown on Saturday, December 22.

So get voting for your sporting superstar of the year. Good luck.

 

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