Murray wins SPOTY 2013

Andy Murray won Wimbledon this year.

Andy Murray has been declared as BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013.

The Scot, 26, had a tough year with injuries but his Wimbledon win in July was enough the secure the prestigious award.

Murray ended a 77-year wait for a British victor in that competition by beating Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles. 

Rugby star Leigh Halfpenny finished second while jockey AP McCoy ended up third. Halfpenny and his team-mates also scooped team of the year as the Lions beat Australia 2-1 in the Test series.

The full results are:

  • Murray: 401,470
  • Halfpenny: 65,913
  • McCoy: 57,854
  • Mo Farah: 51,945
  • Ben Ainslie: 48,140
  • Chris Froome: 37,343
  • Hannah Cockroft: 26,151
  • Christine Ohuruogu: 13,179
  • Justin Rose: 9,833
  • Ian Bell: 5,626
  • Total votes: 717,454

 

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