FEMALE WINNER: Athlete Of The Year
Gabby Douglas won gold in the all-around and in the team finals at the London Olympic Games. She won sports woman of the year and has been on numerous magazine covers.
Now she has a new award to add to her list of accomplishments.
Douglas has just won the Associated Press’ athlete of the year, being the first female to win it since Mary Lou Retton in 1984. She edged out swimmer Missy Franklin in a vote by U.S. editors and news directors that was announced Friday.
When asked if all the success has changed her, she told AP, “I may be meeting cool celebrities and I’m getting amazing opportunities but I’m still the same Gabby.”