Gabby Douglas Wins Sportswoman Of The Year


/ October 19, 2012

The accolades keep rolling in for Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas as the 16-year-old phenom has been named Sportswoman of the Year.

The Women’s Sports Foundation awarded Douglas on Wednesday for exhibiting exceptional performances throughout the year. The gymnast beat out ski racer Lindsey Vonn, tennis star Serena Williams, swimmer Missy Franklin, sprinter Allyson Felix and Paralympians Jessica Long and Tatyana McFadden.

Behind Mary Lou Retton (1984) and Nastia Liukin (2008), Douglas is the third gymnast in history to win the award.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Douglas became the first African-American to take home all-around gold and helped the U.S. woman’s team win gold in all-around team.

via Uptown