Libby is crowned Sports Personality

Success: Libby Smith is crowned The Advertiser/Chronicle's Sports Personality of the Year.

Success: Libby Smith is crowned The Advertiser/Chronicle's Sports Personality of the Year.

First published in Local Sport

REDDITCH BMX star Libby Smith is The Advertiser/Chronicle’s Sports Personality of the Year after topping our online vote.

The gifted Greenlands girl emerged triumphant to win a fierce battle.

She saw saw off the challenge of Alcester Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton, 110m hurdler Andrew Pozzi, partially-sighted cricketer Luke Sugg and Paralympic bronze medallist Katrina Hart.

Smith, who is a member of Redditch Premiers, enjoyed a fine 2012, winning the Midlands and East Anglia Championships and topping the region’s rankings.

For her reaction to the success, read next week’s edition of the Advertiser/Chronicle.

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