Woop Woop! Gabby Douglas Named Sportswoman Of The Year

October 18, 2012  |  

That Gabby Douglas reign just won’t let up. The 16-year-old gymnast who won all of our hearts — and the gold — and the London Olympic games this summer has just been named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

The gymnast won the award Wednesday night, beating out Lindsey Vonn, London Olympians Serena Williams, Missy Franklin, Allyson Felix, and Paralympians Jessica Long and Tatyana McFadden. Douglas is the third gymnast to win the award, joining fellow Olympic gold medalists Mary Lou Retton (1984) and Nastia Liukin (2008). Liukin presented Douglas with the award, given to an individual athlete who exhibits exceptional performances.

This summer, Gabby became the fourth American and the first African American to win the all-around gold at the London Olympics, on top of helping the U.S. women’s team take home the top prize and claim their first title since 1996. She’s definitely deserving of this honor. Congrats Gabby!

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