Missy Franklin poses with her Sportswoman of the Year award during the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Istana Budaya Theatre on Wednesday night (March 26) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 18-year-old champion swimmer beat out soccer player Nadine Angerer, runner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, skier Tina Maze and tennis player Serena Williams for the prestigious honor.
“Couldn’t be more honored to receive the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award. To even be considered along such prestigious athletes is a dream let alone receiving the award from Mark Spitz. Thank you so much #Laureus for such an unforgettable night! HUGE congrats to all the other recipients and nominees!” Missy captioned on Instagram.
She added later on, “And to top the night off I was able to spend some wonderful time with Benedict Cumberbatch! Such a genuine person and a wonderful host! #sherlock #totallyfangirled”
Just the day before, Missy gave a swimming lesson to local children during the Laureus Familiarization Visit held at the Bukat Jalil National Aquatic Centre. So cool!
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