15 Feb 2013

Olympians star in Halberg Awards

5:50 am on 15 February 2013

New Zealand's Olympians have taken out the Halberg Awards held in Auckland.

Rowers Hamish Bond and Eric Murray were named Team of the Year after their gold medal performance at the 2012 London Olympics, before claiming the Supreme Award on Thursday night.

The Sportsman of the Year award went to rower Mahe Drysdale, who won gold in the single sculls.

Shot putter Valerie Adams has been named Sportswoman of the Year for the seventh year in a row.

Adams won gold in the shot put at the 2012 London Olympics following the disqualification of the Belarussian Nadzeya Ostapchuk and took gold at the Beijing Games in 2008.

Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe won the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award after claiming six medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games. It is the second time she has won the award.

Coach of the Year went to Richard Tonks for his work behind the rowing success at the 2012 Olympics.

Teenage golfer Lydia Ko was named the country's top emerging sporting talent.