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Olympian Gabby Douglas Is Named Sportswoman Of The Year

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America’s greatest female athletes gathered in New York City on Wednesday night to attend the Women’s Sports Foundation awards ceremony.

But the highest honor of the night went to Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas who won Sportswoman of the Year beating out Lindsey Vonn, Serena Williams and Missy Franklin for the prize.

Gabby Douglas Sports Woman Of The Year

Douglas is the third gymnast to win the coveted prize, joining fellow Olympic gold medalists Mary Lou Retton and Nastia Liukin, which is given to an individual athlete who exhibits exceptional performances.

16-year-old Douglas took to Twitter later that night to say: ‘Thank you so much @WomensSportsFdn for nominating me for such an AMAZING award! Thank you everyone that voted for me! Love you guys!’

Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas & Nastia Liukin

WSF CEO Kathryn Olson, Founder Billie Jean King & President Laila Ali



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