Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Nominees: Head to Head

March 8, 2013
The Nominees for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year 2013 are some of the strongest ever. Each are either gold medal champions from the London 2012 Games or world beaters in their respective sports. This year, there’s no doubt it will be a very close-run race to Laureus glory on March 11.
But what do you think? All the Nominees’ top achievements from last year are listed out here in full to help make your decision as simple as possible.
Be sure to write in the comments who you think deserves the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award and why!
Jessica Ennis (United Kingdom) Athletics
Won Heptathlion Olympic gold medal with a British record score of 6,955 pts
Her time in the 100 metres hurdles was a new British record and fastest time ever run in a heptathlon
European Woman’s Athlete of the Year
Completes a full range of medals – world championship in 2009, the world indoor championship and European championship in 2010.
Allyson Felix (United States) Athletics
Won the 200 metres Olympic gold,
Won gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres
Won gold medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay.
Missy Franklin (United States) Swimming
Won 100 metres backstroke Olympic gold medal
Won 200 metres backstroke Olympic gold medal
Won Olympic golds in the 4 x 100 metres medley and the 4 x 200 metres freestyle
Won bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres freestyle.
Holds world record in the 200 metres backstroke.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) Athletics
Won Olympic 100 metres gold
Won Olympic 200 metres silver
Won Olympic silver in 4 x 100 metres relay.
Lindsey Vonn (United States) Skiing
Won her fourth overall women's World Cup skiing title in five years,
Won Downhill, Super G and Combined titles.
At the end of the 2011/12 season, she had 53 World Cup wins
Serena Williams (United States) Tennis
Won Wimbledon for a fifth time
Won US Open for a fourth time
Won WTA Championship for a third time
Won both Olympic singles and doubles gold medals
She dropped only 17 games in six matches in the singles and beat Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in the final.
Only the second player after Steffi Graf to win the so-called Career Golden Grand Slam

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