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    29 Dec '12 08:566 edits
    I doubt that there has ever been a better year of sport in the UK. Please share what were the highlights for you. Anything from nominations for individuals (eg sportsman of the year, best performance) to those little moments that will stick in your mind for years to come. The good, the bad and the ugly, please.

    For our US friends, please feel free to run your own version on a separate thread.

    A few of mine, in no particular order:

    1 Jessica Ennis. It's not easy being the poster girl of the Olympics - it just adds to the expectation and pressure. She never looked as if any other result was possible.

    Best moment : Her time in the hurdles would have won gold in the 2008 games specialist event.

    2 Ryder Cup. My wife wanted to watch Downton Abbey at 9pm. The singles started about 5.30pm and I said I would probably only need to watch for a couple of hours. Six hours later she gave up trying to get the remote and went to bed.

    Best moment : when Phil Mickleson nearly chipped in at 16th (17th?) and then Justin Rose holed a monster putt, with Mickleson applauding from green side.

    3 England winning a test series in India.

    Worst moment : giving Man of the Match award to Pietersen when Panesar had taken 2 five wicket hauls in a match. In the old days, questions would have been asked in Parliament about this.

    4 Andy Murray winning US open. Could only watch first set but that was probably all I could have taken. Spectacular nerve-wracking tennis.

    Best moment : trawling websites to watch posters who had previously said 'Murray doesn't have what it takes to win a grand slam event' back pedalling, with some still arguing that they were right (!?!?).

    Over to you.