Comet sports review of 2012 - Kingston, part two

Wandsworth Guardian: July: Surbiton's Richard Alexander was cut from the Team GB hockey team for the London Olympics July: Surbiton's Richard Alexander was cut from the Team GB hockey team for the London Olympics

The Surrey Comet and Kingston Guardian take a month-by-month look back at the sports stories that mattered to the borough in 2012.

 

July: Surbiton’s James Tindall, Matt Daly and Rob Moore make the Team GB hockey squad for the London 2012 Games, but team-mate Richard Alexander, above, is controversially axed. Surbiton resident Ben Hawes is also in the squad.

August: AFC Wimbledon fan and former Kingston Grammar School student Sophie Hosking won lightweight women's double sculls gold at the London 2012 Olympics, Surbiton's Moe Sbihi won a bronze in the men's eight and judo player Karina Bryant also claims a first Olympic medal after 12 years as an Olympian.

September: Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harrier David Weir - now forever known as the Weirwolf – wins marathon gold at the London 2012 Paralympics to complete a haul of four gold medals.

October: Kingstonian hit the top of the Ryman Premier League table with a 3-1 win over Lewes. The game marked the return to the club of defender Tom Bird, pictured right, after a spell at Carshalton Athleic.

November: AFC Wimbledon lost 2-1 at bitter rivals MK Dons to exit the FA Cup at the second round stage. The game came weeks after Neal Ardley replaced Terry Brown as manager and ended a year where the only high point was securing League Two survival before the final day of the season.

Novmeber: Kingston 14-year-old Marcus Giles won the National Table Tennis Championship cadet boys’ singles title in Hatfield.

December: Judo star Karina Bryant is named Surrey’s sports personality of the year having ended her 12-year wait for an Olympic medal with a bronze at the London Games.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree