Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:09 AM
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK - Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas has won Sportswoman of the Year honors from the Women's Sports Foundation.
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.