Peter Kennaugh and Zoe Gillings scoop IOM sports awards

Zoe Gillings and Peter Kennaugh

Cyclist Peter Kennaugh and snowboarder Zoe Gillings have been crowned the Isle of Man's sports personalities of the year for 2012.

Kennaugh, 23, was part of the British men's cycling team pursuit quartet that won at London 2012.

It was the Isle of Man's first Olympic gold medal in 100 years.

Snowboarder Gillings claimed a podium finish in the final World Cup of the year to earn a world ranking of sixth.

Isle of Man Cricket
The Isle of Man cricket team were named team of the year for 2012

The 27-year-old also finished sixth at the Winter X-Games and said she was "thrilled" to win the award.

"The support I receive from the Isle of Man always spurs me on to do well. This award means so much to me," she added.

Kennaugh said: "2012 was a massive year for Manx and British sport. I still feel like the same Peter Kennaugh who used to ride around Ramsey BMX track. I am proof to all aspiring young Manx athletes that anything is possible."

Last year's sportsman of the year Mark Cavendish was named ambassador of the year, while sidecar star Dave Molyneux was given a special achievement on the Isle of Man award.

Cavendish said: "My job is to win races and that is what I will continue to do. I will always do it for myself and the Isle of Man."

Molyneux claimed a in the chair in 2012 to take his tally to 16 wins. Only Joey Dunlop and John McGuinness have won more TT races.

Meanwhile, enduro rider Danny McCanney and swimmer Laura Kinley won the under-21 awards.

Team Sky's Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish was named ambassador of the year

Chris Hattersley was named the island's disability athlete of the year and former Isle of Man Sport chairman Geoff Karran was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

The Isle of Man cricket team was crowned team of the year for 2012 and former Isle of Man football manager Kevin Manning was named coach of the year.

The Manx cricketers in 2012 after winning the Division Two tournament in Corfu.

Manning managed the Isle of Man football team to the FA Inter-League Cup final, where they narrowly missed out on the opportunity to represent England in Europe after losing

He said: "The only thing guaranteed in football is disappointment. It's been a rollercoaster being the island's manager but I have loved it."

President of the Isle of Man Golf Union, Joe Boyd, received the administrator award to acknowledge his 30 years of support to the sport in the island.

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