Your shout: Will 2013 be even a better year for British sport than 2012?

When it comes to sport, 2013 is shaping up to be a super summer for the Brits.

So we asked the people of Hartlepool if they think there’s the potential to top last year and the Olympics.

Your Shout on British sporting success. James Benvin.

Your Shout on British sporting success. James Benvin.

James Benvin, an 85-year old retired plater from Rossmere said: “We’re on for a better summer of sport than last year. It’s only early in the year for a start. We’ve got the women’s football and boxing. I played a lot of sport myself and when you’re winning it spurs you on. You get that extra oomph.”

Retired police officer Dave Kilner, 68, from Greatham, said: “I think there’s the potential to top last year and develop sport from a grass roots level. Winning rubs off, and the Olympics helped as there were so many sports involved. It goes on from that and I hope the success helps the legacy of the Olympics.

Natalie Tweddle, a 24-year old school dinner lady from Stranton, said: “I don’t think we’ll top last year. The Olympics is really big. But when it comes to actual sporting success we’re doing well. It’s possible to get a winning mentality. Success in one sport can help another. I’d like to see a successful summer.”

Retired labourer Allan Howard, 73, said: “It all depends on money and sponsorship. If a given sport gets the right amount of investment and sponsorship, we’ve got a chance as a nation. We need to start with the kids and work up. Personally, I don’t think there’s enough money going in to sport.

Your Shout on British sporting success. Allan Howard.

Your Shout on British sporting success. Allan Howard.

Your Shout on British sporting success. Natalie Tweddle.

Your Shout on British sporting success. Natalie Tweddle.

Your Shout on British sporting success. Dave Kilner.

Your Shout on British sporting success. Dave Kilner.