Great Britain’s Davis Cup victory named as the most inspirational sporting moment of 2015

Great Britain’s Davis Cup win and Jessica Ennis-Hill’s gold have topped a poll of the most inspirational sporting moments in 2015

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Great Britain won the Davis Cup in Belgium last year Photo: LTA

Great Britain’s Davis Cup win and Jessica Ennis-Hill’s gold have topped a poll of the most inspirational sporting moments in 2015.

The survey revealed that the Davis Cup win was the most inspirational UK sporting event of 2015, as Leon Smith’s team – led by the inspirational Andy Murray – defeated Belgium 3-1 to land their first title since 1936.

Jessica Ennis-Hill’s heptathlon gold at the World Athletics Championships, only 13 months after giving birth to her first child, was the second most inspirational British sporting moment of 2015.

Her achievement was closely followed by the England cricket team successfully regaining the Ashes, which just pipped Lewis Hamilton’s third Formula 1 world title into third place.

England’s football Lionesses also polled well, and their heroic performance, coming third in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, led them to finish as the fifth most inspiring moment of 2015.

The survey, by award-winning hotel group QHotels also found that one in five men thought that Jamie Vardy beating the Premier League record for scoring in consecutive matches was the most inspirational sporting moment of 2015, compared to just seven per cent of women.

The top five inspirational sporting moments of 2015

1. Great Britain’s Davis Cup win – 43%

2. Jessica Ennis-Hill winning the world heptathlon title – 38%

3. England’s cricket team winning the Ashes – 31%

4. Lewis Hamilton winning his third F1 world title – 28%

5. England’s women footballers coming third in the World Cup – 24%

Claire Rowland, Director of Marketing at QHotels, commented: “At QHotels we are inspired by our customers to provide the best service possible. It’s at the heart of everything we do and runs throughout the business. So it is only natural that we should find out whom and what sporting moments inspired our customers in 2015.

“In a year full of heroic sporting achievements it’s incredible to see the regard in which the British public hold Great Britain’s Davis Cup victory, with nearly half of our poll finding their achievement the most inspiring sporting moment of the year.

“It’s also great to see just how inspired the public was by Jessica Ennis Hill’s terrific achievement, winning heptathlon gold at the World Athletics Championships, only 13 months after giving birth to her first child. She’s an inspiration to us all.”

Other inspirational sporting moments from 2015 included cerebral palsy sufferer Bailey Matthews casting aside his walking frame to finish the Castle Howard Triathlon unaided, Wayne Rooney and James Anderson becoming England’s top goal-scorer and wicket-taker, as well as Tyson Fury’s incredible defeat of Wladimir Klitschko to become the WBA, IBF & WBO World Heavyweight Champion.

MORE:

OUR PICK: Discover the 5 best fat burner supplements

MORE: Have your say on Facebook

MORE: The latest football news

MORE: The latest tennis news

Opinion
The Sport Review
Man United signing Nemanja Matic sees his stock rise in perfect Chelsea storm
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Arsene Wenger replies when asked if Alexis Sanchez will sign new Arsenal deal
The Sport Review
Victoria Azarenka announces delay to her return due to ‘difficult situation’
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard sends open message to Liverpool fans about Philippe Coutinho