Missy Franklyn – Best sport woman of the year


American swimming superstar Missy Franklin picked up the top prize at the annual Laureus World Sports Awards on Wednesday 26th of March 2014, in a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The award is based on her successes in 2013.

Eighteen-year-old Franklin won the main women’s prize after an outstanding year that saw her become the first woman to win six gold medals at a single Swimming World Championships.

“This is such a dream come true,” Franklin, who has avoided monetary gains of turning professional to attend the University of California, said after accepting her award. “I have to thank Laureus for even considering me.

She added: “I met [nine-time Olympic gold medallist] Mark Spitz in the elevator yesterday and it was one of the most amazing moments of my life.”

In the following video you will watch a resume of Laureus Awards and some words from Missy Franklin:

And one of her gold medals in the Swimming World Championships 2013 in Barcelona.

The Laureus World Sports Awards is an annual award ceremony honoring remarkable individuals from the world of sports along with the greatest sporting achievements throughout the year. It was established in 1999 by founding patrons Daimler and Richemont and is supported by its global partners Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen.

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