Readers were full of praise for double Olympic medalist Luke Greenbank, who was named Cumbria's sports personality of the year.

The Cockermouth star received the prestigious award in the 2021 Cumbria Sport Awards.

Greenbank was acclaimed for his superb performances at the Tokyo Olympics, where he won a silver medal in the 4x100m medley and a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke.

The 24-year-old has credited Cockermouth Swimming Club, where he spent his formative years, with a major part in his success.

He is the latest winner of the top prize in the county's sports awards which are organised by Cumbria County Council’s Active Cumbria team.

Here's what you, the readers had to say.

Sarah Robertson Grimshaw was delighted with the news and heaped the praise on Luke, saying: "Well done Luke."

Nicole Bales echoed Sarah's sentiment, adding her congratulations to the Cumbrian swimmer.

"Well done Luke," said Nicola.

Judith Cameron said: "Well deserved!"

Vikki Chapman joined in, adding: "Well done."

Leanne White was enthusiastic in her congratulations for Luke, saying: "Congratulations!!! Well deserved."

Catherine Elizabeth Smith simply said: "Fantastic."

Luke joins follows past winners such as Ben Stokes, Helen Housby, Nick Miller, Lauren Smith, Brad Singleton, Tom Younger, Oliver Turvey and Paul Nixon.

Further award winners have been crowned in 13 different categories, which recognise "the outstanding commitment and achievements of individuals, clubs, coaches, volunteers, schools and community groups in Cumbria sport in the past year".

The Performance of the Year Award went to fell runner Hannah Horsburgh, from Braithwaite, who won all four races and set course records each time as she won the 2021 English Fell Running Championships - also winning the 2021 British Fell Running Championships' womens' race by a huge margin, and finishing fourth overall - the best ever finish by a female athlete.

She will now compete for Team GB in the World Mountain Running Championships in Thailand.

This year’s Junior Sports Personality of the Year went to Ulverston athlete Jessica Bailey.

She follows past junior sports personality winners such as Dean Henderson and Georgia Stanway.

The Disability Performance Award went to shot putter Anna Nicholson.